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Yet another blatant example of the need for a changed permit system

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The news that the court rejects LKAB’s application for a new permit for the operations in Kiruna today sent shock waves. – This is one of the most comprehensive environmental permit applications made in Sweden, that it falls on a pure formal detail is a strong disapproval of the entire system, says Maria Sunér.

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Green light for Sweden's first new mine in 10 years

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On Wednesday, Botnia Exploration was informed by the Supreme Court that no leave to appeal was granted on the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation’s appeal. Thus, the Land and Environmental Court of Appeal’s ruling from December 2020 gains legal force and Sweden’s first new mine in over ten years can thus start operations.

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The Nordic bedrock is among the most mineral-rich in the world

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SGU, together with the corresponding authorities in the other Nordic countries, has produced a report that shows great potential for extracting critical metals and minerals in the Nordic region, but also the need for new surveys and research. The critical raw materials are in several cases of central importance for the green energy transition.

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