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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

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


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


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 »