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A week after audit, DENR suspends 4 mining firms

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RESPONSIBLE MINING. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez talks about responsible mining on her first day on the job. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says the ongoing audit of mining operations in the country is not purely technical but has ‘social’ and ‘environmental’ dimensions as well

MANILA, Philippines (July 9, 2016) —  A week after she ordered an audit on mining operations in the country, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Friday, July 8, announced the suspension of 4 mining companies for violating environmental standards.  Continue reading A week after audit, DENR suspends 4 mining firms