An Indonesian Village That’s Fighting for Its Life

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Since January, Ashley Gilbertson has been working on an investigative story with ProPublica and the New York Times Magazine about the dangers of industrialized palm oil. This feature on ProPublica takes a look at the village of Bea Nehas, where the small plots that homes are built on are in constant jeopardy of being burned to the ground and bulldozed. A sprawling plantation that surrounds the village produces huge volumes of palm oil.