The annual Mines and Money Conference is, aside from being the most on-the-nose named event of the year, where mining company executives come to mingle with and win over investors. This year LMN paid the conference a visit to talk to attendees about the impact the San Finx and Santa Comba mines have had on the local communities and environment in Galicia. Both of these mines have been operated by a company called Rafaella Resources but, in what looks like a desperate act to get away from the bad press and ongoing charges of pollution and corruption, the company changed its name at the conference to Pivotal Metals. We think mining companies shouldn’t be able to dodge accountability no matter what name they choose, so armed with flyers (which you can read below) and our banner, we went down to the Business and Design Centre on 30 November. Thank you to Manuel, Isabel and Enrique for joining us, talking to attendees and for the footage.
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