Archive for the ‘Mining the Earth’ Category
It is true that human beings require a number of minerals to meet some of their needs, basic or not. But it is also true that excessive consumption of some humans are destroying their livelihoods and the environment on the other side of humanity, who live in areas affected by mining.
Because of its impacts, mining is one activity that should be tightly controlled at all stages, from exploration and exploitation for the transportation, processing and consumption. In many cases, the only means strict control restrictions.
To claim that the mining company itself controlled is more than naive: it makes sense. Even the control of the government are not sufficient, considering the economic and political power that has proven mining company on them. It should empower all citizens to participate directly in this control.