“For 25 years, Oceanagold was like a never-ending storm that has lashed at us.”
Tags: large-scale mining
“The ecological agriculture that landless farm workers have painstakingly carved out of the vast monoculture plantations of Negros sugar barons have been irrigated with blood and bullets.”
“…[t]hese potentials are being challenged by different environmentally destructive projects and interventions and intensified extraction of natural and mineral resources. Our sovereignty over our natural resources is being bastardized. “
The peace park is an expression and integration of Karen people’s right to self-determination, natural resource management, environmental protection, and good governance.
Will the economy collapse as the big mines are closed?
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez’ order to close several mines and cancel mining contracts was a move long awaited by mining-affected communities.
In a dialogue, indigenous peoples and Moro asked Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to shut down destructive large-scale mining.
Environmentalists hope government action against destructive firms will lead towards reorientation of the mining industry.
“We hope that under President Duterte, destructive mining operations will stop because we have felt the bad effects of mining.”
CPA sees these awards as deceptive and a cover up for the worst environmental track record of LCMC and Benguet Corporation.
“These mining companies have the historical records of violating environmental standards.”