Monday, February 27, 2017

Philippines closing the mines and not even apologizing

NPR had an interview with Philippines Environmental Secretary Gina Lopez today, who shocked world markets by announcing the closure of 23 mines due to environmental concerns. The Philippines, the world's largest source for minerals, including tech-important nickel, is drowning under the global needs of minerals and is paying a heavy cost in resources, human as well as natural. Lopez nixed a proposal from Nickelodeon's parent company, Viacom, for an underwater theme park off the eco-friendly island of Palawan.
Hello, 400 hectares of underwater theme park - you're going to kill our environment, man. You know, people with money, they come in, and then they just do things. Like, the world is not here for you to rape.