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Damaging the Environment and the State, Commission IV of the House of Representatives Controls Coal Mining Areas

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Damaging the Environment and the State, Commission IV of the House of Representatives Controls Coal Mining Areas

Jakarta, Timerilis.com – Commission IV of the House of Representatives together with Law Enforcement (Gakkum) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) disciplined the coal mining area whose license is held by PT Mulia Persada Kartanegara, in Kutai Kartanegara Regency, East Kalimantan Province.

PT Mulia Persada Kartanegara has been operating in a forest area without a valid Borrow-to-Use Forest Area Permit (IPPKH).

Member of Commission IV of the House of Representatives Andi Akmal Pasluddin lamented the exploitation of coal mines has damaged the environment and natural ecosystems.

Andi said that the state must intervene as firmly as possible to punish those who misbehave with the law.

“Community complaints, such as problematic water sources, roads that are potholed and dangerous. We encourage the government to take strict action following the law,” Andi said.

“In addition, it gives the government and its apparatus the scope to carry out civil or criminal prosecution,” he added.

At the same time, Member of Commission IV DPR Ono Surono added that no party should be involved. Be it the government, the police, or even the Attorney General’s Office.

A quick synergy is needed from all related instruments. Where the company does not have a Borrowing Permit for Use of Forest Areas (IPPKH). He hopes that this case can be quickly processed legally.

“Earlier when we reviewed one of the coal mining areas, one of the operators explained that the Mining Business License (IUP) already exists. However, we saw an error where the company should have had its IPPKH first, then a new IUP was issued. Therefore, today we will immediately seal this area,” said Oni Surono.

Commission IV DPR RI will follow up on this case through a joint working meeting with all related instruments. As well as inventorizing and proposing sealing the mines in forest areas that have no permits.

Commission IV encourages the government to firmly take action under suitable laws, the Environment and Forest Law. (Eva)