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The Cost of Doing Business by Marilyn Berlin Snell
from the May/June issue of Sierra Magazine

"If you harbored a terrorist, if you fed a terrorist, if you hid a terrorist, you're just as guilty as a terrorist."
— President George W. Bush, February 2002

The mining industry is one of the planet's biggest polluters. But Echo Bay had another dirty little secret. It was funding Al Qaeda-linked terrorists.

When Kapitan Inggo walked through the gates at Echo Bay's mining operation in the Philippines, he bypassed the reception area and went round the building to the offices of the security personnel. He didn't ask directions. Inggo, one of the Philippines' ten most-wanted men, knew his way around...

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Photos at left A.P/Wide World Press (top), Corbis (middle); used with permission.

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