Colombian towns form alliance to combat mining
An environmental lawyer who has already helped several towns ban mining in their territory, said he will help create a provincial assembly in western Colombia with more powers to exclude mining.
Juan Ceballos, a lawyer with a passion for the environment, plans to help residents in the Antioquia department in western Colombia form a provincial constituent assembly in order to protect their land from mining projects.
"I am talking to 23 municipalities who want to protest against mining and protect their territory. I already have 80 local councillors and six or seven mayors signed up," Ceballos said "They are prepared to fight."
Source: Colombia Reports