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Exclusive: Chilean regulator drops appeal on SQM environmental plan, plans Atacama mining review

SANTIAGO - Chile s environmental regulator has withdrawn from its legal battle to defend an environmental compliance plan by lithium miner SQM that it approved last year, according to a filing seen by Reuters, a decision that could prove a major setback for the miner as it seeks to expand its operations. Chile s Environmental Superintendent (SMA) had approved the firm s $25 million environmental plan in 2019, but that decision was tossed out by a regional court in northern Chile at the behest of local communities. The SMA had been planning to take the battle to the country s Supreme Court, but said in the filing that it had ultimately decided not to fight the lower court s order. It also said it would launch a comprehensive review of the four major copper and lithium miners currently operating on the Atacama salt flat. REUTERS


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