CORPORATE  PRESS  RELEASES  (INDIA)  news desk, December 31,2012 http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/coal-companies-exempted-public-hearing-expansion                   Anupam Chakravartty,Date: Dec 25, 2012 One-time hearing okay, says environment ministry In a bid to increase coal production, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has exempted coalmining companies from holding public hearings for expansion in mining activity. Public hearing is a prime requisite for environmental clearance. The companies would now need to hold public hearings only if they change their technology, for ...