Philippines: Mindoro officials protest environmental authorisation of Intex mining project

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10 November 2009

Intex Resources response to local authorities' complaint re: granting of environmental certification to mining project

Author: Intex Resources

Intex Resources complies 100% with the national laws and regulations of the Philippines…All of Intex’s actions are guided by the legal opinions rendered by…the Philippine national government…The most recent opinion comes from the Office of the President of the Philippines…Please see the attached copy of this letter…

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4 November 2009

Furious about Environmental Authorisation on Mindoro [Philippines]

Author: Pia A. Gaarder, Norwatch [Norway]

Intex Resources has received environmental authorisation for its nickel project on Mindoro. The central authorities on the Philippines have thereby run over the local authorities, which are strongly opposed to the mining project …There are strong indications that this resistance will now be escalated…Food security and possible great environmental damage are the main reasons for the local authorities’ opposition to the open-cut nickel mine...

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26 October 2009

[PDF] Province of Oriental Mindoro resolution opposing the environmental certification of Mindoro Nickel Project

Author: Oriental Mindoro provincial government [Philippines]

Whereas, the people of Oriental Mindoro vehemently opposed the said project for many reasons, to wit…the project is incompatible with the sustainable development agenda of the Provincial Government which is anchored on food security and ecotourism…the area…of the said project is within the ancestral domain claimed by Mangyam tribes…

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