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International rights group prods DENR to stop Mindoro nickel mine [Philippines]

Author: The Mindoro Post [Philippines], Published on: 8 January 2010

An international human rights group has urged the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to permanently revoke the environmental clearance it issued to a …mining project on Mindoro island. The Foodfirst Information and Action Network (FIAN) …said the Mindoro Nickel Project, whose clearance to mine is temporarily canceled, infringes on the people’s right to food…Civil society groups and the local governments of Mindoro have strongly opposed Intex Resources’ nickel mine project...[FIAN International secretary general] Valente said, “The destruction of the watersheds will have an adverse impact on the livelihood and the right to food of the rice farmers and farm workers in these areas.” The Mangyans, too, are opposed to the nickel mine, saying it encroaches on their ancestral domain…

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Related companies: Intex Resources