DENR Proposed to Close Down at Least 20 Mining Firms

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through their head Sec. Gina Lopez announced that at least 20 more mining operations failed to pass an Environment Audit by the DENR, compelling the department to recommend that they shut down.

According to DENR Sec. Lopez, the mining companies which are listed below supposedly violated environmental laws by causing siltation and soil erosion, as well as unchecked dust emissions among other violations.

Based upon the findings of DENR, most mining companies who were proposed to be closed down are nickel producers operating in the island of Mindanao.

In an interview with the media, DENR Sec. Gina Lopez was quoted as saying "They have to get their act together," Sec. Gina Lopez said during a press briefing on Tuesday. "I will not allow any mining company to make millions while many people suffer ... That's not acceptable, that's against the law."

Here's the List of the 20 Mining Companies Ordered Shut Down by DENR:
  • Libjo Mining Corp.
  • AAMPHIL Natural Resources Exploration & Development Corp.
  • Kromico Inc.
  • Carrascal Nickel Corp.
  • Marcventures Mining & Development Corp.
  • Filminera Resources Corp. & Philippine Gold Processing & Refining Corp.
  • Strongbuilt Mining and Development Corp.
  • Sinosteel Philippines H.Y. Mining Corp.
  • Oriental Synergy Mining Corp.
  • Wellex Mining Corp.
  • Century Peak Corp.
  • Oriental Vision Mining Philippines Corp.
  • CTP Construction & Mining Corp.
  • Agata Mining Ventures Inc.
  • Hinatuan Mining Corp.
  • Benguet Corp.
  • Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co.
  • OceanaGold Phils. Inc.
  • Adnama Mining Resources Inc.
  • SR Metals Inc.
Although tthere's already a proposed shut down order for the mining firms mentioned above, the DENR also noted that miners must now explain within seven days why they should not be suspended.

DENR Senior Undersecretary Leo Jasareno stated that the miners have to justify the findings of the audit are not true. He was quoted as saying "They have to justify that the findings of the audit are not true. Kung ma-justify nila ... then ... the department will evaluate and ... render decision whether or not to suspend the operation," Jasareno said.

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