Greenpeace protest possible lifting of limits on coal mining

19-11-2009

Environmental group Greenpeace have staged a protest outside the ministry of trade and industry against a state energy policy which envisages lifting limits on coal mining in the vicinity of the north Bohemian city of Most. Activists on Thursday placed a ribbon around the ministry building, saying coal had been found under it and it would be knocked down to make way for a mine – Greenpeace say a similar fate could meet some villages in the Most region. However, a ministry spokesperson said limits would only be removed if disputes with people living in the area concerned were resolved.