India rejects Vedanta mining plan on green worries

Reuters: India on Tuesday rejected a plan by UK-based mining group Vedanta Resources Plc to mine bauxite in an eastern state over environmental concerns, a blow to the firm already facing hurdles to a planned $9.6 billion (6.2 billion pound) energy deal in the country. The decision comes after about four years of a global campaign against Vedanta's (VED.L) plan to mine in Orissa state that the government says could affect large swathes of forested hills considered sacred by indigenous ......

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