Sagittarius Mines' bid to excavate the deposits was hobbled by the open-pit mining
ban of South Cotabato province, which Gutierrez had strongly backed on concerns over the environment and food security.
The ban on open-pit mining
was first ordered by former environment chief Gina Lopez in April 2017, shortly before she got removed from her post.
However, Teh clarified the DENR has yet to resolve the controversial ban on open-pit mining
On the basis of mining methods, the global surface mining can be categorised into 3 groups: strip mining, terrace mining and open-pit mining
. Among these, strip mining is applied where both the surface of the ground and the ore body are relatively horizontal with a minimal depth under the surface.
The plan of House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to file a bill officially banning the open-pit mining
method in extractive industries could be contradictory to existing mining laws.
Environment Secretary Regina Lopez continues her crackdown on mining in Philippines, having previously ordered the closure of more than half the country's open-pit mining
projects.Philippines' Environment Secretary Regina Lopez has announced a ban on new open-pit mining
has increased around the world, having detrimental impacts on surrounding environments as vegetation is stripped and topsoil is removed.
(noting individual laws in Latin America); Zambo Norte Ordinance vs Open-Pit Mining
Lauded, The Env't Report (Jan.
The Bharti School of Engineering at Sudbury's Laurentian University is establishing a research chair in open-pit mining
and Iamgold Gold is assisting with a donation of $1.25 million.