There has been much concern regarding mining and its effects on the environment. For this discussion, I want you to form and state an opinion based on some Internet research. THIS IS NOT A RESEARCH PAPER!!! Two or three concise paragraphs should be sufficient. You will be required to list sources you found online. Consider topics such as:
Mining should be stopped: what economic and social effects would result?
Mining should continue: what about environmental impacts?
Give some thought to these ideas when you form you opinion.