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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Questionable connections...

Obligatory disclaimer...

An interesting article about the Rosia Montana situation.

Green Hypocrisy's Gold Standard

Thursday, September 20, 2007
By Steven Milloy

Is billionaire investor George Soros using environmental pressure groups to block a gold-mining project for his own financial benefit?

Last week the Romanian government suspended the environmental review process for Canadian company Gabriel Resources’ proposed gold-mining project in the Transylvanian village of Rosia Montana.

The ostensible reason for the suspension was a court challenge filed by the local anti-development activist group and the U.S.-based Open Society Institute about some paperwork unrelated to the environmental review.

As discussed previously in this column and in the documentary "Mine Your Own Business," controversy over the mine has been fabricated by what has seemed to be a leaderless and slapdash international collection of green non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, all oddly focused on this one mining project in a remote part of eastern Europe.

But the curtain is rising on the NGOs’ efforts to stop the mine and it seems that Soros, through the Open Society Institute he chairs, may be at the controls for reasons that have little to do with protecting the environment.

Read the full article here.

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