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Japan Minister Plans to Oppose 2 Coal Power Plants, Nikkei Says

Date of Release: 
Jul 27 2015

Japan’s environment minister plans to oppose two new coal-fired power projects amid concerns Japan may fail to meet its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Nikkei newspaper reported.

Yoshio Mochizuki plans to submit letters of opposition to the trade minister, the newspaper reported Monday without attribution. The projects are planned in Aichi and Chiba prefectures.

While Japan’s environment ministry oversees environmental impact assessments of power projects, only the trade ministry can give permission to build a power plant.

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