Xayaburi Dam

Charter ‘threatens people’s rights’

Date of Release: 
Feb 18 2016

EXPERTS see a grim future if the latest charter draft is accepted as they say it will entirely block legal options for people to protect the country's natural resources and communal rights.

The Thai Society of Environmental Journalists held a discussion on the issue, entitled "Who is the Person People can Count Upon, when Communal Rights in the Constitution are Gone?" One of the panellists said the people had to help each other because the charter draft does not have any legal instruments to help them.

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Thai Communities Appeal Xayaburi Lawsuit Verdict at Supreme Administrative Court

Date of Release: 
Jan 25 2016

Through the appeal, the plaintiffs are seeking an order from the Administrative Court, to ensure that the five state agencies responsible for approval of the Xayaburi Dam’s Power Purchase Agreement comply with Thai laws and regulations; including the requirement to carry out a transboundary health and environmental impact assessment, as well as adequate information disclosure and consultations with affected communities.

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Xayaburi Dam opponents appeal against Administrative Court ruling

Date of Release: 
Jan 25 2016

Residents affected by the Xayaburi Dam living in eight provinces along the Mekong River appealed to the Administrative Court Monday against five Thai government agencies that backed the building of the dam.

The appeal called for the court to reverse its previous verdict by making the five defendants - the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat), the National Energy Policy Council, the Energy Ministry, the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry and the Cabinet - to adhere to relevant laws.

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Xayaburi Dam opponents appeal against Administrative Court ruling

Date of Release: 
Jan 25 2016

Residents affected by the Xayaburi Dam living in eight provinces along the Mekong River appealed to the Administrative Court Monday against five Thai government agencies that backed the building of the dam.

The appeal called for the court to reverse its previous verdict by making the five defendants - the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat), the National Energy Policy Council, the Energy Ministry, the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry and the Cabinet - to adhere to relevant laws.

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At the borders of ecological destruction

Date of Release: 
Jan 18 2016

A new year is often a time for joyful celebration. But Pianporn Deetes bid farewell to 2015 with a heavy heart.

"The Administrative Court gave me the most cruel Christmas ever. My spirit was dampened throughout the New Year period," she said.

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'Agencies broke no laws over Mekong dam'

Date of Release: 
Dec 1 2015

The judge opinion was the case against them be dismissed, as the five state agencies in question had not violated any laws and had fully complied with the required procedures. He said the opinion was based on two points: the legal status of the project's Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and poor disclosure of information about the project.

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Laos ignores dam flak

Date of Release: 
Nov 4 2015

The Lao government is forging ahead with the construction of the massive Don Sahong dam, close to the tri-border area with Thailand and Cambodia, within the next few weeks. The dam is yet another large-scale project being undertaken by Vientiane to make Laos "the battery of Southeast Asia". Under the programme, Laos intends to become a serious electricity exporter to its neighbours. This may happen. But what is already certain to happen is that the projects will disrupt the Mekong River and affect the people of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand like never before.

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Laos Dam Project a Black Eye For Mekong Cooperation

Date of Release: 
Sep 9 2015

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – When the Lao national assembly last week approved a potentially destructive dam project just 2 kilometers from the border with Cambodia, the surprise announcement was yet another blow to the regional framework designed to protect the Mekong River.

It was not supposed to be this way after Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos signed the 1995 Mekong Agreement, a treaty designed to coordinate development along the river and to mitigate its impacts on neighboring countries.

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