NGOs Ask Elon Musk Not to Invest in Indonesia’s Nickel Industry over Environmental Woes

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KOMPAS.com – Dozens of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have sent an open letter to Elon Musk, urging the Tesla chief to not invest in Indonesia’s nickel industry on environmental concerns. The letter by the NGOs, including Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia (WALHI) and Friends of the Earth United States, follows Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s meeting with Musk in Texas in May to discuss potential investments. Indonesia has the world’s biggest nickel reserves and Widodo is keen to develop a nickel-based EV industry at home. The government banned the export of unprocessed nickel ore fr…

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