Thai Court Shoots Down 10-year-old Case Against Laos’s Xayaburi Dam

The Supreme Administrative Court of Thailand dismissed a decade-long case by activists, which claimed that the power purchase by Thailand’s Electricity Generating Authority (EGAT) from Laos’s Xayaburi Dam was causing significant harm to the environment and the livelihoods of people residing along the Mekong River. The plaintiffs also said in their lawsuit that proper procedures were not followed for the approval process and locals were not consulted to understand the repercussions of such a power deal. 

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Amrita Paul