In December 2016 it was reported (1) that various NGOS involved in environmental protection and climate change, including religious organizations, formed a coalition in a bid to block the proposed coal-fired power plant in Barangay Carisquis, Luna, La Union. The Koalisyon Isalbar ti Pintas ti La Union (Coalition to Save the Beauty of La Union) is composed of the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ), HELPS for Humanity (H4H), Kanlungan Center Foundation, the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, the Catholic Church, and several concerned sectors. Luna is known for its natural geophysical and cultural assets of high touristic value. It has a unique pebble-rich shoreline with a centuries-old Spanish watchtower (“baluarte”). It has white beach/cove and coral areas rich in marine life – the main source of livelihood of thousands of fisherfolks. Its Mt Kangisitan, which abounds with rare flora and fauna, is the only remaining rainforest in La Union. It has irrigated fertile lands that thousands of farmers depend on for food and livelihood. It has museums and an art gallery, as well as hotels and resorts frequented by tourists.(4).