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On Earth Day, environmental groups decry foreign plunder of mineral and marine resources

“With government pronouncements that the influx of 100 new projects would generate P21 billion ($433 million) worth of revenue, it is estimated that this will cost around P210 billion ($4.3 billion) worth of minerals that will be shipped offshore instead of circulated in the domestic economy.”

Environmental groups have reason to celebrate Earth day as the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday issued the Rules of Procedure for Environmental Cases, the rules and regulation which will govern the procedure in legal actions involving enforcement or violations of environmental and related laws. “We commend the SC for issuing an ‘environment-friendly’ Rules of Procedure.…

As the world commemorates Earth Day, environmental advocates and militant organizations linked arms and blamed the Arroyo government, for its aggressive promotion of mining in the country, and imperialism, for plundering the country’s natural resources in the name of profit, for the alarming rate of environmental destruction. BY EMILY VITAL Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 12,…

BY HANNAH FAITH DORMIDO Bulatlat April 22, 2008 – 1:37 p.m. “As long as the Arroyo administration remains in power, we expect a bleak future for the people and the environment,” Kalikasan-People’s Network for the Enviroment, said in a statement. Three hundred environmental advocates and members of multi-sectoral organizations, headed by Kalikasan- PNE, staged a…