DENR Chief Lopez’s confirmation hearing moved to May 3

http://news.abs-cbn.com/business/03/06/17/denr-chief-lopezs-confirmation-hearing-moved-to-may-3

020217_glMANILA – The Commission on Appointments has reset Environment Secretary Gina Lopez’s confirmation hearing to May 3, her office said Monday.

The hearing was originally scheduled for this week, after it was postponed the week before due to the reorganization in the Senate.

Lopez has ordered the closure or suspension of 28 mines and threatened to cancel 75 contracts for failure to comply with environment laws.

In an unprecedented move against an environment minister, the Chamber of Mines opposed Lopez’s appointment, saying her industry-wide audit did not follow due process. Lopez denies the charge.

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