Sweden’s Supreme Court stops quarry preparations

Demonstrations against the planned quarry. Photo: Gunnar BritseSweden’s Supreme Court has stopped a mining company from continuing its plans to open a limestone quarry on the island of Gotland.

The court had already referred the planned mine back to the environmental authorities, because of its possible impact on the surrounding habitats, but now says the company Nordkalk also has to stop all preparatory work as well, Swedish news agency TT reports.

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