Dec. 17, 2017: Senate probe on coal mine, power plant mishaps pushed

Dec. 17, 2017: Senate probe on coal mine, power plant mishaps pushed
Senator Loren Legarda is calling for a Senate investigation on the recent mishaps by coal mine and power plants in Antique, Oriental Mindoro and Iloilo provinces.

Before the Congress took a legislative break for the holidays this week, Legarda filed Senate Resolution No. 567 seeking an inquiry, in aid of legislation, into the collapse of a portion of the open-pit coal mine in Semirara Island, Antique; the power plant oil leak in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; and the power plant ash leak in Concepcion, Iloilo, and their respective environment and health impacts on the affected areas.

Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on climate change, said the inquiry aims to encourage concerned government agencies to conduct a “fair and impartial” probe on these incidents.

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