DENR to Review All Environmental Clearance Certificates

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will review and evaluate all the environmental clearance certificates (ECC) issued, regardless of industry. The agency clarified that this is different from the environmental audit it undertook of mining firms, adding that the review will have different parameters and will cut across different industries, including power, iron and steel, mining, and infrastructure. A housing project near a watershed has already been suspended after the project proponent failed to submit…

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