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You’ve heard of Samsung fridges and phones. But what about Samsung coal?

Samsung is on the verge of signing a deal to build a big, dirty new coal fired power plant near a small fishing village in Vietnam that’s still in recovery from industrial disaster.

The local community is worried. The proposed plant is in the very same location as the infamous Formosa steel plant spill in 2016, which wiped out the local fishing industry and poisoned 200km of pristine coastline with cyanide.

People power has already forced out a number of companies. If we can persuade Samsung to walk away it could be the end of it for good.

SumOfUs members are already on Samsung’s radar. Last month just the threat of a campaign from SumOfUs members and other community groups helped persuade Samsung to rule out further finance to the notorious Adani Carmichael mine.

What’s more, last year almost 20,000 members like you helped push British bank Standard Chartered to adopt a new policy that forced the bank to withdraw from the Vung Ang 2 plant.

Now three more companies which were originally backing the project have joined Standard Chartered and pulled out.

The only thing that can get this dirty project over the line is the security of a major company’s backing. Without Samsung onboard other companies will not sign on.

We know that to avoid catastrophic climate change all countries must have phased out coal fired power by 2040.

But the economics don’t stack up either: it is already cheaper in Vietnam to invest in solar and wind than coal -- and with significantly less danger posed to community health and the climate.

We can stop this dirty plant! Add your name now and let’s show Samsung that this project isn’t worth the fight.

Will you call on Samsung to not build, finance or insure Vung Ang 2?

Main image credit: Le Quynh

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