Ministers face embarrassment in the high court when the Treasury is forced to explain why the state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland has been lending money to the controversial mining firm Vedanta Resources, whose activities have been criticised by another government department. The legal battle will highlight the financial support being given by the bank to a range of other companies engaged in activities such as coal mining and Arctic oil drilling – all of which could be considered contrary to wider policy commitments on climate change and carbon emissions.
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