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Mining stopped thanks to successful protest


Local struggle against polluting mines in Spain


Local people are fighting for the preservation of their land and livelihood, which are threatened by polluting mining activities.. Read more...

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Published on 23 July 2019

The local population of the municipality Lousame in Spain took creative action against the mining activities on their land. By planting native trees in the mining shafts and holes, they simultaneously reclaimed and restored their stolen land. Now mining company Sacyr Group is giving up.


Multinational Sacyr Group has announced they will stop the extremely polluting mining activities. This message came after the local population took action. With support from Het Actiefonds they planted hundreds of trees and thus won back their land. A huge success! The communities have indicated they will continue to plant trees in the coming years, to cleanse the polluted soil.