EARTH Thailand


Minister says he will rescue Map Ta Phut

Bangkok Post 10 November 2009 | Apinya Wipatayotin

Pollution to be fixed 'within three months'

RAYONG: Deputy Prime Minister Korbsak Sabhavasu has told people affected by industrial pollution in Map Ta Phut he will improve the environment within three months.


Fate of 181 big projects in balance

Bangkok Post 03 November 2009 

Activists ready to fight investors on pollution

More than 180 major investment projects are hanging in the balance after activists vowed to seek a special court order to halt them under a constitutional article covering health and environmental impacts.


PTT losses could top B262bn

Bangkok Post 29 October 2009 | Yuthana Praiwan

RAYONG : PTT Plc, the country's largest energy conglomerate, faces potential opportunity losses of 262 billion baht per year due to delays in completing its 25 ongoing projects in Map Ta Phut.


Air checks point to cancer risk

Bangkok Post 23 October 2009 | Apinya Wipatayotin

The amount of cancer-causing substances found in industrial estates in Rayong is dangerously high, according to air-quality checks by green groups.

Ecological, Alert and Recovery-Thailand (Earth) and US-based Global Community Monitor visited industrial sites in the province on Wednesday to measure air pollutants.


Environmental draft amendments approved

The Nation 14 October 2009  

The Cabinet yesterday approved draft amendments to the Environmental Protection Act of 1992, to comply with Article 67 of the Constitution.


Planned law changes criticised

Bangkok Post 14 October 2009

The cabinet yesterday approved changes to environmental legislation despite claims by activists that they would do little to solve the problems associated with the Map Ta Phut industrial estate.


Cabinet approves environment law amendment

Bangkok Post 13 October 2009  

The cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft amendment to the 1992 Enhancement and Conservation of National Environmental Quality Act as proposed by the Council of State, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said.


IEAT seeks legal advice: Extent of Map Ta Phut curbs unclear

Bangkok Post 03 October 2009

The government agency in charge of the Map Ta Phut industrial area hopes to obtain a legal interpretation within the next week of a court ruling that has halted 76 industrial projects at the complex in Rayong province.


Rayong appeal discussed: PTT and SCG lead Map Ta Phut response

Bangkok Post 02 October 2009

The country's industrial giants gathered yesterday to discuss the court-ordered suspension of permits at Map Ta Phut and whether the private sector could petition the court to relax its orders.


Court rules to halt industrial projects

Bangkok Post 30 September 2009

Pollution in some areas takes turn for the worse

The Administrative Court has issued an injunction suspending the operating permits of 76 industrial projects - including many at Rayong's Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate - which have been granted government approval.