Strength of feeling in Covas do Barroso, and beyond, against lithium mining in an area of outstanding natural beauty and heritage is remarkable

Locals prepare embargo to block British mining company encroaching on common land

The Local Community of Common Land of Covas do Barroso, in Boticas, is said to be putting the finishing touches to a bid for a ‘providência cautelar’ (judicial embargo) to stop British mining company Savannah Resources from encroaching on land to which it has no claim. This is a wrangle that has been going on for months, if not years, with Savannah saying it is doing nothing of the sort, but locals attesting otherwise.