Day: 10 March 2000
MEXICO: Mitsubishi ditches plans to build saltworks in whale breeding ground
Mitsubishi has supported the decision taken by Mexico's President to end plans for a 260km² saltworks in Baja. The company maintains that an environmental impact assessment has shown that the saltworks would not harm the environment or any specific species, but it acknowledged concerns "about the alteration of the landscape".
NORWAY: Row over gas-fired power stations topples Government
The weeks-long battle between the Norwegian coalition Government and the Labour and Conservative parties over whether to approve the construction of up to five gas-fired power stations has led to a vote of non-confidence in the coalition Cabinet.
Emissions trading to feature prominently in EU climate change policy
The EC has published a Communication on a European Climate Change Programme. Environment Commissioner Margot Wallström has stressed that current trends show that Europe will not meet its Kyoto targets if member states proceed with 'business as usual'.
BNFL privatisation viable only if safety structure is streamlined
The UK's Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII) has told a Parliamentary committee that partial privatisation of British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL) would not pose a threat to safety provided an overly complicated company structure is avoided.
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