One perspective on mining conservation land

It appears that a great debate is forming around the opening up of conservation land.  As always, I am neutral, I would have to look at it on a case by case basis.  I trust property rights to keep things rolling along effectively, unless there is a significant social benefit associated with the non-mining of some specific land.

Anyway, given my willingness to open up the forum to debate, I think that this image sums up the anti-mining case quite succinctly:

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(Facebook source)

Discuss.