Interview: The fixer

The chief executive of the Coal Authority speaks to James Agyepong-Parsons about cleaning up England’s £4.3bn mining legacy and finding commercial markets for waste

Lisa Pinney

Lisa Pinney, chief executive of the Coal Authority – body's focus is increasingly on the environment

The government has a “huge liability” for the impacts of coal and metal mining in perpetuity, Lisa Pinney, the new chief executive of the Coal Authority explains. The government is liable for an estimated £4.3bn in clean-up costs from mines in Great Britain, according to the  Coal Authority’s most recent accounts.

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