SEOUL, Sep 14 (Yonhap) – K-pop fans have launched a campaign to protect a beach in East Korea that has become popular after global superstars BTS shot their photos for Butter album.
Korea Beyond Coal, a civic group dedicated to fighting climate change, said it launched the Save Butter Beach Campaign with Kpop4planet, a group of global K-pop fans interested in environmental issues a coal-fired electricity stop being built near Maengbang Beach in Samcheok, Gangwon Province.
Construction on the beach has started so the coal can be used at the Samcheok coal-fired power station.
The group also said the facility “not only threatens the very existence of the beach, but also runs counter to the global anti-coal movement”.
“When the plant starts operating, it is expected to emit 13 million tons of carbon dioxide annually,” she warns.
The two groups said they will focus on collecting signatures in support of their cause and continue to run various campaigns to raise awareness of the environmental issues associated with the facility.