#Philippines: #Lopez orders mining audit

#Philippines: Newly-installed Environment Secretary #GinaLopez yesterday issued her first memorandum order which covers the extensive audit of all mines as well as the moratorium on new mining projects.

Based on memorandum 2016-01, all operating and suspended mines will be subject to an audit to determine the adequacy and efficiency of the environmental protection measures, identify gaps in protection measures and determine appropriate penalties in case of violations.

Read more at: http://www.philstar.com/business/2016/07/12/1601801/lopez-orders-mining-audit

 

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