Australia’s federal environment minister “has already approved a plan to dredge 3m cubic metres, equivalent to 5m tonnes, of seabed in order to expand [Queensland’s] Abbot Point for an increase in coal exports. A proposal to dump the sediment within the [Great Barrier] reef’s marine park has also been approved.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/02/abbot-point-port-developers-ditch-great-barrier-reef-dumping)
The world’s first coal reef.
“An over-sympathy for the [coal] industry to date in Scotland has led to a culture of light touch regulation.” (http://www.rspb.org.uk/media/releases/365078-rspb-scotland-calls-for-a-new-independent-body-to-regulate-the-open-cast-coal-industry-)
For the environment that’s ‘light touch paper and stand well back’ regulation.