Four Mining Firms Suspended for Violation of Environment Writ

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez suspended four mining companies, BenguetCorp Nickel Mines, Eramen Minerals, LNL Archipelago Minerals, and Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation, for violating environmental standards. Lopez clarified that the suspension is not her own initiative, but rather a mere implementation of the law because the Supreme Court already issued a writ against the four firms. Lopez added that the ongoing audit of mining firms will not just be limited to the technical requirement of an…

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