Rappler's latest stories on open-pit mining
Two fishermen drown in abandoned open-pit mine in Rapu-Rapu
The Philippine Coast Guard and police are still looking for the two farmers who were with the fishermen
Thousands join German forest demo after court reprieve
A higher administrative court suspends energy company RWE's planned razing of Hambach forest for a growing open-case mine
Duterte eyes open-pit mining ban until 2019
The current open-pit mining ban could be extended, or a new one declared in 2019. President Rodrigo Duterte also calls on mining companies to reforest areas cleared for mining.
[OPINION] Can victory over irresponsible mining in Central America spur a win in the PH?
OceanaGold has been stunningly defeated in El Salvador, at least for the time being. The months to come will determine whether it can be defeated in the Philippines by 2019.
LOOK: Protesters camped outside DENR light up a Christmas tree
The tree symbolizes the hope of residents of Sta Cruz, Zambales, and Manicani, Eastern Samar, that open-pit mining activities in those areas will soon end
Duterte on open-pit mining, Cayetano on arbitral award, UN Human Rights Chief | Midday wRap
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Duterte rejects MICC proposal to lift open-pit mining ban
'Ayaw ko because it is destroying the soil and walang corrective measures kaagad,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on open-pit mining
DENR expects to finish review on suspensions, closures of mines by year-end
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says 14 mining operations filed a motion for reconsideration, while 13 appealed before the Office of the President
CA defers confirmation of DENR chief Roy Cimatu
During the two-hour confirmation hearing, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu addresses issues on clean air, mining, and the 2018 budget
IN PHOTOS: Indigenous groups protest outside mining conference
Around 300 protesters troop to the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila to demand an end to destructive mining practices
Duterte backs open-pit mining ban but wants 'elbow room' for miners
The President instructs DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu to still consider the eventual closure of open pit mining operations
Gina Lopez asks Duterte not to lift ban on open-pit mining
Sir open pit mining will really disadvantage the Filipino our farmers and fishermen forever for life says the former environment secretary
MGB proposes lifting of ban on open-pit mining
Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Wilfredo Moncano says they are consulting with the Mining Industry Coordinating Council regarding the proposal
DENR still reviewing suspensions, closures of mines
I m afraid that we cannot release it today In due time we will announce it Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says of their ongoing review
WATCH: First-hand look at Nickel Asia’s open pit mining in Palawan
What exactly constitutes responsible mining ?
Rappler Talk: Nickel Asia Corp and responsible mining in Palawan
Nickel Asia s vice president for corporate communications Jose Bayani Baylon explains their operations in the province of Palawan
What happens to Gina Lopez's orders at DENR?
Well there s a presumption of regularity says Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna
Semirara says open-pit mining ban won't affect operations
The mining and power firm is also set to export coal to Japan for the first time as it prepares to boost its annual coal exports to 16 million metric tons
Quarrying in Batangas: 'No huge pit will be left here'
The environment department s latest policy banning prospective open pit mines in the country has put the spotlight on quarrying which was excluded in the ban
Philex Mining suspends Silangan mine project
This comes after Environment Secretary Gina Lopez banned the open pit method of mining for copper gold silver and complex ores in the Philippines
VLOG: Quarrying in Batangas? Not yet, says Lopez-owned firm
Is a Lopez owned firm into quarrying?
Lopez, Calida, EJK | Evening wRap
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DENR bans 'prospective' open-pit mines
4th UPDATE I m doing it now because I have no idea what s going to happen on Tuesday says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez referring to her upcoming confirmation hearing
Lopez denies her family operates open-pit mine in watershed
Carlo Arcilla who opposes Lopez s confirmation as environment secretary claims First Balfour is doing open pit mining in a watershed in Lobo Batangas
Duterte and Sereno, Lopez on Semirara, Arianna Huffington | 12PM wRap
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Lopez warns Semirara Mining: 'Get your act together'
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
DENR: Review of Tampakan open-pit mine on 'final stage'
By the 3rd week of August the environment department will decide on whether or not to cancel the project s environmental compliance certificate
Gina Lopez: I really don't like Tampakan open-pit mine at all
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she will review permits given to the 5 9 billion mining project of Sagittarius Mines Incorporated in South Cotabato
Pacquiao brother: No to coal-powered plant
Rogelio raises environment and health concerns
New Church tarps: Which candidates are pro-, anti-mining?
The Diocese of Marbel will be hanging tarpaulins showing which local candidates are supportive of or opposed to open pit mining in South Cotabato
Tampakan miner reviews ECC conditions
The majority of the conditions is acceptable to Xstrata backed SMI but a few need discussion and clarification
Harmonization of national, local laws a priority - Paje
The Environment Secretary says the government is taking steps to address the issue amid the ongoing tension in South Cotabato where a local ordinance banned the 5 9 billion copper gold project of Xstrata
Tampakan miner hopes Roxas will share Robredo's stance on open pit mining
Sagittarius Mines a unit of global miner Xstrata hopes the new Interior Secretary Roxas will champion national laws that support open pit mining the way his predecessor did
Details in Mining EO need to be sorted out soon
But there’s no saying how long it will take Congress to pass a new law
Despite mining EO, Tampakan still in limbo
Environment Secretary Ramon Paje says the open pit mining ban over Tampakan can only be decided by the courts
Xstrata wins Australia climate test case
Swiss mining giant Xstrata wins a a court ruling that the economic benefits outweighed its climate change impacts
Gov't should resolve policy on open pit mining
The National Institute of Geological Sciences laments the use of non scientific factors in opposing mining