Environmental and Civil Groups Condemns Junta's Mining Bill

Members of civil and environmental organizations gather at the LRCT office on 22 January 2015 to issue a statement against the DPIM’s mining bill [Prachatai English]

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK — Environmental and civil group condemned the new mining bill for ignoring environmental and health impacts and urged the junta government to stop deliberating the bill until Thailand have the real people’s representatives.

More than 20 environmental and and civil organizations, such as Enlaw Foundation, Dao Din group, a student activist group based in Khon Kaen University in northeastern Thailand, Community Resource Center (CRC) , submitting a joint statement against the junta’s new mining bill on last Friday to the Law Reform Commission of Thailand (LRCT).

The bill ignores the environmental consequences potentially caused by mines, which may causes major health impacts to people living around the mining areas, the group stated.

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