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Nickel Laterites are not mine tailings or “latak ng mina”

There is a good short discussion made by the fb group, “No to Irresponsible Mining in the Philippines.” Reposting below… ARE NICKEL LATERITES, “LATAK NG MINA”? In the past several months, several environmentalists and even journalists were telling the people of the adverse effects of mining in the country, especially the nickel mines. The nickel … Continue reading Nickel Laterites are not mine tailings or “latak ng mina”

DENR and G.Lo’s prohibitionism tempered by Cimatu

A good development at the DENR, new Secretary Roy Cimatu has suspended an Admin Order (AO) issued by ex-Sec. G.Lopez. “Environment Secretary ┬áRoy Cimatu has “suspended indefinitely” an administrative order issued by his predecessor which required the environment chief’s approval of environmental compliance certificates (ECCs) of projects critical to the environment. In a new administrative … Continue reading DENR and G.Lo’s prohibitionism tempered by Cimatu

Illegal small-scale gold mining in Indonesia

There are many similarities in small-scale, illegal gold mining in the Philippines and Indonesia, and almost anywhere else. Like the use of mercury to extract the gold, the environmental and health damages, unmitigated mine tailings due to unprofessional practices and secretive work. See this story from Indonesia Expat. “Illegal gold mining does not only involve … Continue reading Illegal small-scale gold mining in Indonesia

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