Coal miners have launched angry attacks on planning authorities and the NSW government after a proposed mine was refused because it posed a threat to key racehorse and tourism industries.

The independent Planning Assessment Commission refused permission for Anglo American’s proposed Drayton South open-cut coal mine in the NSW Hunter Valley on Tuesday, saying it was not in the public interest. As horse breeders and grape growers celebrated, Anglo American coal business chief executive Seamus French made a scathing attack…