Cobre Las Cruces, near Seville, Spain, is one of the largest open-pit copper mines in the world. This past fall, an Andalusian court issued criminal charges against the operators of the Cobre Las Cruces mine, including the mine’s former general manager, Bill Williams. Williams is now the head of Gogebic Taconite, which hopes to construct an open-pit iron mine in northern Wisconsin, in the Penokee Hills near Lake Superior. Ecologistas en Accion (or “Ecologists in Action”) is a Spanish watchdog group that has been monitoring the Cobre Las Cruces mine and the legal aftermath. On Monday, December 30, 2013, the Eight O’Clock Buzz spoke to Ecologistas en Accion geologist Antonio Ramos about the legal case against Williams.
Original Interview in Spanish (Entrevista en Espanol):