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Environment exec opposes ECC for Pangasinan black sand mines

A company extracting magnetite (black sand) from a coastal area here, where a government-sponsored golf course is proposed to rise, would not be allowed to process an environmental clearance for a mineral processing facility, an Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) official said on Wednesday.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Geology expert warns wall against storm surges will not necessarily prevent disaster

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An oil spill caused the spread of a large reddish stain over Manila Bay, posing potential health and environmental hazards, authorities say. AFP/Philippine Coast Guard

Proponents of the Manila Bay reclamation allayed fears that the project would set off a catastrophe similar to what happened to Tacloban City, saying that sea walls meant to reflect waves would lessen the strength of storm surges.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pangasinan fish cages operating without ECCs

No aquaculture operator in Pangasinan province has secured an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) from the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) even though their fish farming ventures have been operating for years, an EMB official in the Ilocos region said.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

SBMA won’t stop coal plant project

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Despite a Court of Appeals (CA) affirmation of its decision to invalidate the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) and contract to build a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant here, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said it will not stop the project proponents from pursuing development work at the plant site, the agency’s top executive said on Wednesday.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

This time, Philex rapped over road

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Philex Mining Corp. is again being held to account, this time by government foresters, over a road that it allegedly built through a Benguet watershed without first securing the proper clearances, like an environmental compliance certificate (ECC).

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Controversial mine firm may get ECC but …

Xstrata’s Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) might finally be able to secure an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) but it could still not operate as the mining company has to comply with other requirements, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said here last week.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Subic coal plant deal invalid–CA

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has invalidated the lease development agreement and the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) of a consortium of energy firms proposing to put up a coal-fired power plant inside this free port.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

After a year, Pangasinan golf course gets ECC

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After almost a year of controversy, a government-initiated 18-hole golf course project has been granted an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Paje urged to expand coal plant in Masinloc

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje should withdraw the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) issued to a consortium of energy firms that wants to build a coal-fired power plant here and instead support efforts to expand a power plant in Masinloc town to protect Subic Bay, said Zambales Vice Gov. Ramon Lacbain II.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pampanga gov won’t renew quarry permit pending probe

Governor Lilia Pineda is deferring action on the application of a company to renew its permit to quarry rocks beside the Malele River in Porac town.

Posted: July 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Zambales leaders reject coal plant

SUBIC Bay Freeport—Zambales leaders on Friday rejected plans for the construction of a 600-megawatt coal-fired plant here, during a public hearing that was arranged by a consortium of energy firms to convince government to issue an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) for the project.

Posted: July 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ciudad developer told to resubmit ECC papers

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THE developer of the Capitol’s Ciudad project in Cebu City was cleared to proceed but was told to modify its application for an environmental compliance certificate (ECC).

Posted: December 4th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

After Baguio dump collapse, trash piles remain

The city government has yet to finish clearing the garbage that littered a mountainside community on Asin Road here and villages in neighboring Tuba, Benguet, after its decommissioned dump in Barangay (village) Irisan collapsed during a storm on August 27.

Posted: November 28th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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