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Indonesia | Court turns back paper company’s attempt to overturn peatland preservation rules

JAKARTA — A court in Indonesia has ordered a subsidiary of the country’s second-biggest pulp and paper company to comply with a government order aimed at preventing land fires and haze.

The Jakarta State Administrative Court ruled that the legal basis for PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper’s (RAPP) to seek to overturn the order from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to conserve the peat forests within its existing concessions was invalid.


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