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    Petition to stop bulldozing in the Borneo Rainforest

    Okay so on the California Carnivores FB page they recently shared a link that talks about how an Australian mining company called BHP Billiton and Cokal are planning on bulldozing and clearing parts of the Borneo rainforest in Indonesia to make way for open-cut coal mines.

    As many of you know, the Borneo rainforest is home to many nepenthes species. This developing project not only affects the survival of those species, but the survival of many endangered animal species, such as the orangutan. It could also affect local villages in a disastrous way.

    Here's a link for more information, included a petition to stop the company from destroying the rainforest.

    http://action.sumofus.org/a/indonesi...st/2/3/?sub=fb



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    This has already been posted @: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ian-rainforest

    Although to be fair, this is probably a better place for it.

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    Oh i didn't see that. Oops. Oh well encase someone like myself missed it here it is again

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    As zath said, this is a nice place for it. Anyways, I didnt see this before. We should send terraforum mercenaries there to protect the forest.
    Last edited by NemJones; 07-15-2014 at 10:08 PM.

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    I may be missing something here, but why the heck would they have to bull doze an entire rain forest to make a coal mine? Id think they'd just have to bulldoze a road/path to the area they would be mining and that is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sashoke View Post
    I may be missing something here, but why the heck would they have to bull doze an entire rain forest to make a coal mine? Id think they'd just have to bulldoze a road/path to the area they would be mining and that is all.
    Roads for vehicles, equipment, and people destroy the land around them in general. Depends what
    Kind of mine too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sashoke View Post
    I may be missing something here, but why the heck would they have to bull doze an entire rain forest to make a coal mine? Id think they'd just have to bulldoze a road/path to the area they would be mining and that is all.
    A coal mine is a pretty big operation, not just a hole in the ground but more like a small town. There's tons of equipment, outbuildings and other gear involved here. Thousands of acres of forest can be cleared for a single mining operation.

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    Images of modern coal mines:




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