For over 10 years, the townspeople of Bala have been battling the development, but the developer keeps going ahead without obeying the original commitments made in the contract. The problem is that this small town has a tiny population. Less than 600 residents live here, and their voices are too quiet for any decision-maker to hear.
As a 15-year-old making films and music to fight for a better world, I am all for "green energy,". There is no perfect source of power at this point in time that does not harm the environment in one way or another. But though this power plant development in Bala is a hydro dam, it will be no were close to "green energy". I recently filmed wind turbines in the mountains of Germany. They were peaceful and quiet, and birds sang all around. There were solar panels all over as well - another great source of power. I believe there are much better ways of generating renewable energy, that is far less destructive and dangerous .
This small town is battling a large industry. But these developers have had to cancel developments in the past because they simply made no sense. There is hope to save Bala. Since the developer has provided incorrect and misleading information, the government can now cancel this destructive power plant development at no cost – for free! The environment can remain beautiful, healthy and untouched. It's NOT a done deal; we need your help. Please get involved and help protect this truly magnificent environment. This place matters to all of us.