Governors brace for court battle over mining EO | Repost
Inquirer News: "
At least 40 governors plan to challenge the Aquino administration’s new mining policy in the Supreme Court the moment it is signed, according to Albay Governor Joey Salceda.
Salceda on Friday said that local government officials were opposing the mining policy that President Benigno Aquino was supposed to sign on Friday because it would put them in an adversarial position against the national government.
The mining policy also disregards the autonomy and independence of local governments in enacting their own ordinances in favor of national laws and regulations involving the mining industry, Salceda said."
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