Dredging Today – Philippines: Cordova Eyes Land Reclamation Projects?

Via Scoop.itEarth Island Institute Philippines

“The Municipal Government of Cordova had plans for two reclamation projects…  According to the documents obtained by PEJC, DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) 7 issued ECC RO7-0803-0084-210 for a reclamation project with an area of 47.8 hectares in Lava Island.   Ramos said DENR must have issued “by mistake” the environmental impact study for the Lava Island reclamation.   “Imagine two reclamation projects in a municipality that hosts the largest tidal flats these side of Cebu and where 85 percent or so of the people depend on the sea for their livelihood,” said Ramos.   She said PEJC will hold DENR liable for allowing the reclamation project, even though its proponent “has no authority to undertake” the reclamation.”   read more on: http://www.dredgingtoday.com/2012/02/26/philippines-cordova-plans-land-reclamation-projects/
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