SQM faces fresh legal setback in Atacama lithium expansion
Published: Friday, 03 January 2020
Environmental court reverses approval for lithium expansion in the Atacama after complaint by indigenous groups.
A Chilean court has upheld an
environmental complaint by local indigenous communities against
a major expansion by lithium producer SQM.
On December 26, the Antofagasta
environmental court suspended approval for an expansion of
SQM’s brine lithium production in the Atacama
reversing a decision made in April 2019.