Mining Firms Question DENR’s Basis for Closure Orders, as Lopez Refuses to Release Results of Environmental Audit

Critics are questioning whether Environment Secretary Gina Lopez followed due process after her refusal to release the detailed results of an environmental audit that led to the closure and suspension of up to 29 mining companies. She has instead taken the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) to task for taking six months to conduct its review. Mining firms added that Lopez might not have heeded the MGB’s findings in some cases, though…

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