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Philippine priest wins ‘green Nobel’ prize

Catholic World News - April 17, 2012

Father Edwin Gariguez, a priest whose 11-day fast led the Philippine government to suspend a nickel mining project on the island of Mindoro, is one of six winners of this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize.

“Protecting the rights of the poor should take precedence over corporate greed,” said Father Gariguez. “Genuine development must prioritize the need to ensure ecological sustainability over market profitability. We must never sacrifice people and the environment for short-term benefit of the few.”

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