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Regina Lopez is applying the heat to miners who pollute water

Philippines expands crackdown on polluting mines

Geoff Ebbs /20 February, 2017

Philippines environment secretary, Regina Lopez, last week cancelled one third of new mining contracts on environmental grounds. She also rejected calls to reverse her earlier decision to close 23 of the existing 41 mines in the Philippines on the grounds they are polluting drinking water. “You kill the watershed, you kill life” she told media Continue Reading →