Over two-thirds against razing of villages to allow for coal mining

Some 68 percent of Czechs are opposed to the razing of villages to allow for coal mining, suggests an opinion poll carried out by the Ipsos agency for the environmental group Greenpeace and released on Tuesday. Two-thirds of respondents said they were in favour of existing limits on mining remaining in place. Six percent of those surveyed said they were for the use of compulsory purchase orders to allow for new mines to be opened.