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OPENCAST MINES TO GET STRICTER GUIDANCE

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The government has announced it is to set stricter standards for opencast coal mining as it set new planning guidan...
The government has announced it is to set stricter standards for opencast coal mining as it set new planning guidance for the industry, the FT reports (p9).

Environment minister David Curry said the guidance replaces a 1988 document and will give mineral planning authorities a framework to strike the balance between economy and the environment, the paper reports.
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