- Experiencing a state of growth, the Swedish Armed Forces say its environmental permits are affecting the number of days they can carry out training exercises and therefore want an easing of the regulations they must follow.
- Environmental controls will still be in place even if they are given the green light, says the military’s environmental lawyer Erica Ström.
- If approved the change could mean more frequent and extensive firing exercises and military flights.
Related stories from around the North:
Finland: Norwegian military vehicles take new transit corridor via Finnish Lapland, The Independent Barents Observer
Norway: Defence minister says Norway must get stronger in the North, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Finland, Sweden take huge step toward NATO membership, The Associated Press
United States: U.S. Army poised to revamp Alaska forces to prep for Arctic fight, The Associated Press