Dirty Gold or Dirty Pool?

Again the jewelry industry is prey to a nongovernmental-organization effort to affect demand by targeting retailers. Previous efforts have focused on the diamond business. Now the focus is the gold-mining business and retailers that sell gold jewelry. This time, retailers include as diverse a group as a big box retailer, a traditional jeweler, and QVC, and others have been identified as “laggards” in the effort to stop pollution and address other social justice or environmental issues in gold- mining operations. At the same time, other retailers were credited as enlightened subscribers to the NGO perspective. Their inclusion is not necessarily an endorsement of the No Dirty Gold campaign but rather because they support the Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices. All this took place in an NGO-sponsored ad in the New York Times just before Valentine's Day. I think it's fair to
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