Mining: This time it’s different? – DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco – The Philippine Star » News » Business

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“The recent well attended public debate over the future of mining in the Philippines was, like the impeachment hearing, quite entertaining. One other similarity: despite the massive dose of information unleashed, it is almost certain no one was convinced to change his opinion on the issue…   The environmentalists are very skeptical about “responsible mining” because of past and present experiences. They remember Marcopper, exhibit A of government failure to regulate and private sector irresponsibility, and that’s enough to close their minds on “responsible mining”…     -Boo Chanco The Philippine Star March 12, 2012   CLICK THE TITLE TO READ FULL ARTICLE.