Lopez not allowing a 700-hectare open-pit mine to extract copper, gold in Mindanao

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez on Wednesday stood firm that she won’t allow gold and copper mining operation in Tampakan, South Cotabato. “I will not allow the Tampakan project as long as it is planned as an open-pit mine,” said Lopez in a press conference. The DENR chief said she would stand against … Continue reading Lopez not allowing a 700-hectare open-pit mine to extract copper, gold in Mindanao