Magic! How the government stretched a “one-time” measure to bypass environment checks for coal mines
- In 2012, coal mines were allowed a one-time expansion of capacity by 25% without any public hearing.
- Since 2014, the benefit has been extended twice, which mines have exploited, disregarding a key element of the environment-impact process.
- Now a new draft policy proposes to make such expansions the norm.
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