May 3, 2017: Miner’s victory at the CA will be short-lived

May 3, 2017: Miner’s victory at the CA will be short-lived
 
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is set to face the Commission on Appointments on Tuesday. Big Mining will probably have the numbers to end her brief but tumultuous reign.

Gina Lopez is probably the only Cabinet appointee who has caught the imagination of the public. Over the last 10 months, people have cheered her on, inspired by the passion and determination with which she took on the Goliath that is Big Mining.

Not surprisingly, the miners have thrown all their resources at making sure she is not confirmed as Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources by the Commission on Appointments.

And on Tuesday, March 2, Big Mining will probably have the numbers to end Lopez’s brief but tumultuous reign, during which she closed down 22 mines, suspended 4, and issued show-cause orders to 77 others.

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