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21 Sep 2015

Philip Jacobson, Mongabay

Indonesia: Palm oil company Kallista Alam must pay $26M in fines & reparations for cut-and-burning forests, says Supreme Court

"Rogue oil palm company must pay $26m, rules Indonesia’s Supreme Court", 14 Sept 2015

Kallista Alam was originally convicted of using fire to clear land by a district court. The latest decision upholds that ruling, which the company challenged…The government is prosecuting four more of the biggest firms in a case that is unprecedented both for the scale of the official response and the severity of the punishments that have been handed down…PT Kallista Alam…been ordered to pay a staggering 366 billion rupiah ($26 million) in fines and reparations for cut-and-burning forest in the Tripa peat swamp region...