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On August 17, 2022, the Supreme Administrative Court dismissed the Xayaburi Dam case, the first lawsuit filed to protect the rights of Thai people from the transboundary impact of hydropower dams in the Mekong. The decision concluded that Thai government agencies are not directly involved in the environmental impacts of the dam.
On the 12th and 13th August the Khao Lao Yai-Pha Chan Dai Forest Conservation Group celebrated the 2 year anniversary of successfully closing down a nearby stone quarry that has impacted the surrounding communities for 28 years.
In recent days hundreds of farmers, members of the Assembly of Isan Farmers from Surin, Si Saket and Roi Et provinces have been demonstrating in central Bangkok. Sleeping in tents outside the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.
On 20 July 2022, Bangkok’s Administrative Court dismissed a case proposed by the network of communities and pollution watchdogs to revoke the regulations allowing exemptions for waste to energy power plants from undertaking Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
On 18 July 2022 local people and NGO’s who were against the construction of the Nabon power plant protested in front of the Ministry of Energy in Bangkok. Concerned that the two power plants will be built next to agricultural land and villages.
On June 15, 2022, a network of around 100 villagers from the Lower Chi River Basin in Roi Et and Yasothon provinces travelled to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives in Bangkok.
A team of environmental rights defenders sailed out of Pattani, a Muslim fishing community in the Deep South, on 26 May. With help from volunteering fisherfolk along the coast, they held discussions with local communities to raise awareness about the need to protect juvenile fish.
Renowned Thai environmental rights defender Niwat Roykaew receives this year's prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.
On 24 May 2022, a network of civil society groups under the name "People's Democracy Movement of Thailand" (PDMT) took to the streets of Bangkok to protest a draft law on the regulation of non-profit organisations.