This Tiny Fishing Town Was Poisoned By a Coal Plant. The Government Is Trying to Replace it With a Mine.
When local communities complain about projects, their adversaries are powerful, and complaint structures can be incredibly opaque and burdensome. “The theme that’s driving almost every conversation that I have with institutions is ‘Don’t you want to know your unintended impacts and if the answer is yes, why wouldn’t you want to hear from the people who are most affected,’” said Margaux Day, the policy director at Accountability Counsel, an organization that works with communities to amplify their concerns about internationally financed development projects. Read more here.