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    Network threatens rally against draft law

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 23/09/2017

    » The People's Network for Sustainable Development on Friday threatened to stage a rally to protest against an environmental bill in early November if authorities do not take into consideration their proposed amendments.

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    Trampling on the people

    News, Published on 15/06/2015

    » It is difficult to follow the argument over fast-tracking the proposed 14-kilometre promenade along the Chao Phraya River. The government officer in charge of protecting the environment has said, in effect, that since the intent of the promenade is a pleasing one, there is no reason to consider how it will be built. The same lack of logic appears in a proposal by Transport Minister ACM Prajin Juntong. He said that while he will allow a short period for an environmental impact assessment (EIA), the decision to build a deepwater port at Pak Bara in Satun province is final, and the EIA cannot affect it.

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    Environment impact studies 'need reform'

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 27/02/2014

    » Environmental and health impact assessments required for all large-scale projects have become so problematic that they need "reform" to avoid further confrontations between local people and project owners, a seminar on environmental reform was told yesterday.

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    Profits trump protection in environment law

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 15/03/2014

    » Chachoengsao province may not be a hotspot on the environmental radar, particularly compared to its neighbours on the eastern seaboard. Environmental problems in the province — best known for its quality fruit and fish products and budding industrial sector — make headlines only rarely. But that doesn’t mean they should be ignored.

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    Mining must respect environment and locals

    News, Published on 26/01/2014

    » Although 2013 will be remembered as a watershed year for the environmental movement's opposition to polluting mining activity in Thailand, there are still many challenges ahead.

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