Activists welcome environment minister’s resignation


Environmental activists staged a rally outside the Czech Environment Ministry on Thursday to welcome the resignation of Minister Pavel Drobil, who stepped down earlier this week over a corruption scandal at the ministry. The activists said resigning from office was the best thing Mr. Drobil had done for the environment during his six-month stint at the ministry. They criticized the outgoing minister for his efforts to limit the amount of environmental legislation approved, curb the power of the environmental inspection and extend the life of the controversial Prunéřov coal power plant.