environment

23 Nov 2016
Thailand’s cabinet has halted plans to build a controversial coal-fired power plant in the southern Krabi province.   
16 Nov 2016
In a landmark case for media, a Thai court has dismissed a criminal defamation case filed against the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) and four media workers for airing a program on environment impacts of the gold mining industry. On 16 November 2016, the Bangkok Criminal Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by Tungkam Co. Ltd against Thai PBS and four of its current and previous employees. Tungkam is a gold mining company operating in Wang Saphung District of the northeastern Loei Province.
13 Sep 2016
Anti-mine activists in Isaan, fired back against a mining company, demanding the company 3.18 million baht for judicially harassing them. On 12 September 2016, about 30 members of Khon Rak Ban Koed (KRBK), translated as ‘People Who Love Their Home’, attended a hearing at Loei Provincial Court, the Thai PBS reported. The hearing was held to consider the KRBK’s request not to pay the court fee in a civil lawsuit they filed against Tungkum Company, a gold mine operator in Loei.
3 Sep 2016
The Thai Agricultural Minister has said that he might ask the junta leader to enact absolute power under Section 44 of the Interim Charter to build a controversial dam in a national park area, saying tigers have legs to run away from the water.
10 Aug 2016
Fusion, a more environmentally friendly form of energy that operates at the nuclear level, but by combining atoms -- typically forms of hydrogen -- is a potential new answer not only for Thailand's quest for clean energy but for the requirements of the entire planet, and especially economies in transition.
3 Aug 2016
More than two dozen civil society groups have urged the Thai authorities not the pass a Mining Bill, saying that while reducing red tape for mining businesses, the bill will do more harm than good to society.
2 Aug 2016
The largest environmental story to break this month has been The New York Times' exposé of the Mississippi-based Kemper Project's mismanagement, delays, inflated costs, and alleged fraud, making a mockery of the NCPO's plans to convert Thailand from natural gas to 'clean coal'.
15 Jul 2016
Unknown to many Cambodians, severe damage that may affect the whole country is currently occurring. This is being caused by just one dam, the Lower Sesan 2.
9 Jun 2016
After 16 years of struggling for justice, the Supreme Court has ordered the company party responsible for the leak of cobalt-60 radiation to pay slightly more than half a million baht in total to 12 victims seriously affected by the leak. The Civil Court on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, on Wednesday, 8 June 2016, read the Supreme Court ruling on the case in which 12 people seriously affected by the leak of cobalt-60 radiation sued Kamol Sukosol Electric, a company importing medical equipment.
27 May 2016
Northern Thai villagers have filed a lawsuit against a mining company, saying that their health and local environment have been affected by mining activities.
22 Apr 2016
Soldiers in the northeastern (Isan) province of Udon Thani are intimidating anti-mine activists ahead of a planned forum on the environmental effects of a potash mine.  
18 Apr 2016
Environmental protection groups have filed a petition against the junta order to ease regulations on the construction of power plants, saying the order violates human rights. A network of eight provincial environmental protection groups and the EnLawThai Foundation (EnLaw) on Monday, 18 April 2016, filed a joint petition to the Administrative Court of Bangkok against National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order No. 4/2016.

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