Coal in Ayutthaya

Locals ask court to cancel coal permits

Date of Release: 
Feb 24 2016

Both sides of the Pasak River in Ayutthaya’s Nakhon Luang district are lined with factories and warehouses belonging to the coal industry. Locals say they have to live with a blanket of smog in the area. Pattanapong Hirunard

They argue they have failed to protect the communities' health and environment from the negative impacts of their activities and as such breach the law.

The group of 81 residents, along with environment advocates from the Stop Global Warming Association, led by Srisuwan Janya, yesterday filed a complaint against 14 state agencies.

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