Citinickel, Oceana Gold Protest Cancellation of Mining Permits

Mining companies are complaining about the withdrawal of their permits by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Citinickel said its suspension was unwarranted as the DENR has yet to complete the environmental audit of the company. Oceana Gold, meanwhile, lamented the cancellation of its exploration permit that was granted only last March. The DENR said that the local government requested the…

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