05 November 2018
Greenpeace has called on the National Union of Mineworkers and other unions to engage with them on renewable energy strategies, after the union called the organisation “reckless” for releasing a report that found Mpumalanga air to be the most polluted in the world.
“People’s lives are on the line, and air pollution is clearly a public health crisis that can no longer be ignored,” Greenpeace Africa senior climate and energy campaign manager, Melita Steele, said in a statement.
Steele’s remarks come in the wake of criticism levelled at Greenpeace by the NUM, which denounced a recent report by the organisation as a “clear” campaign to get the government to close power stations and coal mines in Mpumalanga.
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