Protests force government to pull two areas identified for lithium mining
negative impacts of lihtium exploration will far outweigh possible financial benefits, warns Quercus

Lithium protest: ‘to show Covid-19 hasn’t changed a thing’

The Association Montalegre Com Vida held a ‘vigil’ last Saturday to show that Covid-19 hasn’t altered feelings of total opposition to plans for an open-pit lithium mine in the borough.

Campaigners concerns centre on the ‘incompatibility’ of mining activity alongside sites classified as World Agricultural Heritage.

There is also the whiff of ‘underhand dealing’ in the licence awarded to Lusorecursos Portugal Lithium, a company with no track record (click here).