Study finds MDB/ECA funded coal plants result in thousands of deaths

(Environmental Defense, Washington, 22 April 2009) An Environmental Defense Fund report has found that the World Bank, other international public financial institutions and export credit agencies have supported coal-fired power plants over 15 years which hamstring the fight against global warming. It is estimated that between 6000 and 10,700 additional deaths per year - just from cardiopulmonary diseases and cancer - are attributable to the 88 plants listed in this report alone.