Fueling conflict in Burma by Irwin Loy published on 2013/02/07 05:10:35 +0000 Burma is making a major push to develop its natural resources. Projects are being planned all across the nation—from mega-hydropower dams to mining, to a natural gas pipeline stretching from the coast to its borders. But Burma’s government is also fighting ongoing battles with armed ethnic militias. Now, rights groups and environmentalists say Burma’s push toward development is actually fueling conflict in its resource-rich ethnic states. And that’s having a devastating effect on the people who live in these areas. A radio feature from September 2011.