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Rappler's latest stories on environmental compliance certificates


Kaliwa Dam project earns environmental clearance despite alleged violations

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Indigenous communities are disappointed due to alleged violations in completing or fulfilling procedural requirements for the environmental compliance certificate of the Kaliwa Dam project

PROTESTING. Groups protest the Kaliwa Dam project in front of the DENR office. Photo courtesy of Stop Kaliwa Dam Network

DENR suspends compliance certificates of Boracay businesses

Jul 19, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the businesses would have to stop operations while their environmental compliance certificates are reviewed

ESTABLISHMENTS. DENR issues a memorandum cancelling all environmental compliance certificates in Boracay. File photo by Adrian Portugal

Cimatu says no to building casino in Boracay

Apr 06, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Leisure & Resorts World Corporation has revealed plans to build a $500-million integrated resort and casino in Boracay, but environment officials say they have not yet received any application for permits

BORACAY ISLAND. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu speaks in a press briefing on the closure of Boracay. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DENR sues Palawan mining firm for illegal tree cutting

Jul 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM

An environment official says the filing of the complaint is based on Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu s instruction to not let Ipilan Nickel Corporation off the hook

Cimatu suspends Gina Lopez's order on ECCs

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says this move is consistent with the President s directive to fast track the issuance of government permits and licenses

TURNOVER. Gina Lopez turns over the DENR flag to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. Screenshot by Rappler

DENR begins retrieval of trees cut by Palawan mining firm

May 27, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The environment department has identified a secured location where the thousands of trees will be transferred to prevent them from getting poached

File photo from Brooke's Point's official website

DENR issues show cause order vs Palawan mining firm

May 23, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Ipilan Nickel Corporation has until May 24 to explain why no criminal charges should be filed against it for cutting down trees

Lopez wants ECCs on renewable energy approved in 2 weeks

Jan 18, 2017 - 2:59 PM

The environment department also cancels the expired environmental compliance certificates of 6 projects

DENR cancels ECCs of housing, mining projects

Dec 15, 2016 - 6:35 PM

The environment department also issues show cause orders to 12 firms concerning their environmental compliance certificates

DENR's audit on coal plants now ongoing

Nov 22, 2016 - 2:20 PM

An environment official says two coal fired power plants have been audited already

DENR to Semirara Mining: Explain alleged Molave Coal violation

Aug 16, 2016 - 1:25 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources issues a show cause order to Semirara Mining and Power Corporation over its Molave Coal Mine Expansion Project

'NON-COMPLIANCE.' DENR says Semirara Mining's Molave Coal expansion deal did not comply with one of the conditions in its ECC. Shutterstock image

Lopez: Clean energy is the way to go

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says government plans to create models and choose certain areas where we go just renewable

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Aug 12, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Lopez warns Semirara Mining: 'Get your act together'

Aug 12, 2016 - 9:10 AM

The environment department directs the audit team to further assess project area and validate allegation of environmental impacts of the mining operation in Caluya Antique

SEMIRARA MINING. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez talks about her proposal to change her department's processes when it comes to the issuance of environmental compliance certificates. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

DPWH to plant trees after road-widening projects

Jul 08, 2014 - 5:54 PM

The agency will plant 772 900 trees to replace those cut to make way for road widening projects all over the country

SET ASIDE. Environmental groups call the cutting of massive acacia trees in Pangasinan a 'slaughter.' Photo courtesy of Emy Perez

Tampakan miner reviews ECC conditions

Feb 22, 2013 - 9:20 AM

The majority of the conditions is acceptable to Xstrata backed SMI but a few need discussion and clarification

MINING OPERATIONS. It took over a year for the government to grant the operator of the Tampakan mine in Mindanao its environmental clearance. Photo shows a visualization of the Tampakan mining site by Parsons Brinckerhoff for Swiss miner Xstrata

Finally, Tampakan mine environmental clearance okayed

Feb 19, 2013 - 12:37 PM

The environmental permit necessary to start commercial operations at the Tampakan gold copper mine took over a year long

MINING OPERATIONS. It took over a year for the government to grant the operator of the Tampakan mine in Mindanao its environmental clearance. Photo shows a visualization of the Tampakan mining site by Parsons Brinckerhoff for Swiss miner Xstrata