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Tondo residents, green group call for end to coal stockpiling

Tondo residents and environmental activist group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) held a protest in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Feb. 19, demanding the closure of RockEnergy coal stockpiling operation in Port Area, Tondo Manila City. RockEnergy International a company that ventures in bulk logistics services, coal…

By MARYA SALAMAT
A threat to life and the environment; a green light to more human rights violations; a case of bullying by the national government on the local government, which banned open pit mining; and most likely, a case of high-stakes corruption. This is how progressive groups describe the granting of an ECC to SMI-Xstrata.

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Aquino government alternately blames the devastating landslide in Compostela Valley on illegal logging and small-scale miners. But illegal logging operations would not prosper without the connivance of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Rolando Florencio, chairman of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas in the province of Compostela…

By Frances Quimpo The history of protecting the Philippine environment and the country’s natural resources is a history of resistance: stories of valiant struggle and often untold sacrifices by people and communities to protect their lands, mountains, rivers, and seas from the threat of plunder for profit. In order to recognize the valiant struggles of…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com What has happened to the Aquino administration’s commitment to address issues connected to climate change? In the aftermath of two killer typhoons Pedringa and Quiel, a lawmaker is demanding that President Benigno Aquino III issues a report on the accomplishments of his administration’s Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Program.…

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – An alliance of indigenous peoples in the Cordillera region said the lifting of the moratorium on the acceptance and grant of new mining applications shows the Aquino administration’s policy on mining. Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Ramon Paje recently announced the lifting of the moratorium…

May 15, 2011 Press Release “The Environmental Heroes Award given by the administration to the six environment workers is welcome. However, awards are not enough to honor the sacrifices made by environmental defenders who were killed in the line of duty. The perpetrators should be caught and justice should be delivered,” commented green activist group…

By INA ALLECO SILVERIO
“Globally, coal and coal power plants are among the highest sources of carbon emissions. Also, coal has been identified as the leading source of air pollution and has largely contributed to the occurrences of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. We cannot comprehend why the Aquino administration is still supporting and increasing the operation of coal power plants in the country.” – Kalikasan

Letter to the Editor 16 February 2011 Mining liberalization under the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 and the Mining Revitalization Program plainly promotes and implements destructive irresponsible mining. Since the implementation of the Mining Revitalization Program in 2003, there is still no existing study by the government on the devastation brought about by mining operations…