The project of three heavy oil fired power plants by the company Multiner in the town of Sapeacu, State of Bahia, has been the target of protests and popular mobilization. These plants are designed with the objective of forming a reserve in energy infrastructure. In this way, the Federal Government intends to guarantee the supply to industrial plants in the region even in case of prolonged droughts that may impede the use of dams and to compensate for increased demand. The population was organized and founded the Termoeltricas Jamais Movement. This movement campaigned to prevent the licensing of the project, held protests and pressed state prosecutors to intervene in the case. They argued that Brazil has other ways of generating electricity that are not so damaging to the environment and peoples health, as thermal plants intensify global warming and result in climate change, among other local impacts. Under pressure from the peoples movement, the environmental State Council (Conselho Estadual de Meio Ambiente) repealed in June 2010 the environmental licenses that it had given three months before. Given this, and the threat of the Prosecutor to intervene in the case, the company suspended the projects. In celebration, residents of Sapeacu held a mass at the site.