Lawsuit fights relaxed controls on waste-to-energy plants

About 100 people filed a lawsuit against the environment minister and the National Environmental Board on Thursday over a new regulation that frees waste-to-energy power plant projects of the need to prepare an environmental impact assessment (EIA).

The group represents the foundation named Ecological Alert and Recovery-Thailand (EARTH) and concerned people in seven provinces near Bangkok -- Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Pathum Thani, Prachin Buri, Samut Prakan and Saraburi.