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Judge backs bus pollution guilty verdict

BMTA dealt setback in final appeal attempt

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A Supreme Administrative Court judge has recommended that a 2006 lower court decision holding the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) liable for creating air pollution be upheld. 

The judge delivered his opinion to the five-member chamber of the Supreme Administrative Court yesterday. The Foundation Against Air Pollution and for Protection of the Environment (FAAPPE) filed the civil lawsuit against the BMTA _ the city's bus operator _ and the Department of Pollution Control.

The chamber will choose whether to accept the judge's opinion when it makes its final ruling.

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