Krabi Coal-Fired Power Plant

Krabi EIA on hold for clean tech study

Date of Release: 
Aug 11 2015

The tripartite panel considering the fate of the coal-fired power plant proposed for Krabi must reach a conclusion before the project's environment and health impact assessment is considered, says the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (Onep).

Raweewan Bhuridej, Onep's acting secretary-general, yesterday confirmed the office will suspend considering the EHIA until the panel has done its work.

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Thai Community Says No To Coal

Date of Release: 
Aug 10 2015

As we've seen throughout history, when governments have failed to protect people from dangerous fossil fuel projects, citizens are forced to take desperate measures. Last month, Thai activists Prasitchai Nunuan and Akradej Chakjunda engaged in a two week long hunger strike, which only ended when Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha agreed to put the proposed 800 megawatt Krabi coal-fired power plant on hold and set up a joint committee with stakeholders to investigate the project.

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