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I'm at MIT today and tomorrow talking deep-sea mining policy. One of the important lessons that always strikes me during my talks with representatives from extractive ocean industries is that everyone really is genuine. People care about environmental impacts. Even miners. Even wildcats.

Yet that stewardship ethic doesn't always grow with the scale of industry.

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