Environment advocates slam DENR on impending open-pit mining ban lifting

Environment advocates slam DENR on impending open-pit mining ban lifting

Environmental advocates on Tuesday (26 Oct 2021) stage a mass action at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources office along Visayas Avenue in Quezon City in a bid to stop the agency from issuing a reported draft that would essentially lift the ban on open-pit mining.

DENR’s Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said the draft implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Executive Order (EO) No. 130 includes a repealing clause that would lift the open-pit mining ban implemented in 2017.

(Ieshua-Jairen Asuncion/BENJAMIN CUARESMA/ai/mtvn)

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