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Mining a solution, not scapegoat

Late last week, the legislative assembly of El Salvador banned metallic mining in an effort to protect natural resources and biodiversity and “extinguish all threats to sustainable development and Salvadorian family wellbeing”.

Chris Cann

Chris Cann

Head of Aspermont Research & Intelligence

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Mining a solution, not scapegoat

Late last week, the legislative assembly of El Salvador banned metallic mining in an effort to protect natural resources and biodiversity and “extinguish all threats to sustainable development and Salvadorian family wellbeing”.

Mining a solution, not scapegoat

The water crisis in El Salvador has prompted a ban on mining for fear of damage to existing supply

At face value, to ban mining in the name of sustainable development is both practical and ignorant.