The Internet: A Powerful Anti-Mining Tool in the Wrong Hands
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Jan 1, 2001
The Internet has revolutionized worldwide communications. Any real or perceived mining incident or environmental spill, no matter how small or remote, can become a disaster of "biblical proportions" through the judicious use of the Internet by environmental and anti-mining groups. In addition, mining companies' own Web sites and unofficial message boards can provide plenty of additional ammunition to the anti-mining forces. This paper explores how the Internet and readily available information are used by anti-mining groups active on the Web.