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30 Mar 2023


Ecuador: Court revokes environmental licence of the Llurimagua mining project after confirming violations of the right to consultation and environmental rights

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“Ecuadoran court suspends US$3bn Llurimagua project” – 30 Mar 2023

...A court has revoked the environmental license for the US$3bn Llurimagua copper-molybdenum project in Ecuador and ordered the suspension of all mining activity.

Llurimagua is a JV between Ecuador's state miner Enami EP and Chilean state copper miner Codelco.

the environment ministry granted the license in 2014 "based on an environmental impact study, in violation of the rights [of surrounding communities] to be consulted on environmental issues and rights to the protection of the nature"...

The full verdict (in Spanish) can be found here.