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Philippines: NGO urges govt. to permanently revoke license of Intex Resources’ nickel mine project due to "infringement" on the right to food

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Article
8 January 2010

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

Author: The Mindoro Post [Philippines]

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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Company response
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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Company response
10 November 2009

Response by Intex Resources: NGO urges govt. to permanently revoke license of Intex Resources' nickel mine project due to "infringement" of the right to food.

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