Petition filed against 9 projects in Map Ta Phut failing to comply with the Constitution's Article 67 (2)

11-Mar-10
The Stop Global Warming Association and 35 villagers from Rayong have filed a petition against the construction of 9 industrial projects in Map Ta Phut, contending that these projects have not yet complied with the Constitution's Article 67 (2). The petition, filed in the Central Administrative Court, charged the Natural Resources and Environment Policy and Planning Office, the National Environment Committee, the Primary Industries and Mines Department, the Industry Minister, Marine Department, the Royal Irrigation Department's director general, the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, the Energy Minister, and the Energy Regulatory Commission with negligence. Krungkasem's mine in Klaeng district, Indorama Petrochem's purified terephthalic acid project, Thai Etoxylate, Asia Terminal, Glow SPP 3, Gecco1, National Power 2 and the Irrigation Department's Huay Somong reservoir have been named in the petition. The lawsuit is to retaliate against the government and government agencies. The government has tried to help those 65 projects [suspended earlier] to proceed. The government is showing a lack of sincerity in ordering those industrial projects to comply with the Constitution.
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