Lithium is a critical component of modern electronics. A lithium mining company is undertaking the initial exploration phase for a mine in Caceres (Spain), which may contain Europe's largest deposit of lithium. A mine of this size could help Europe reduce imports of the precious material and develop from within the continent. A group of citizens, organizations, and nonprofits have formed a platform called "Protect our Mountain" to help bring transparency and participation to the project. They claim the project is subject to the Aarhus Convention, and should be undertaken following the protocols of the Convention.
Spain: Lithium - Caceres finds its reef
El Periodico Extremadura