How green champion Sweden could end up exporting its carbon sins

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By Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – When a Swedish court ordered the country’s biggest cement maker to stop mining limestone by its huge factory on the windswept island of Gotland to prevent pollution, ecologists cheered. Besides protecting wildlife and water supplies, the ruling could force the plant that makes 75% of Sweden’s cement and is the country’s second biggest carbon emitter to slash output while it finds raw materials elsewhere, or even shut altogether. That might be good for Sweden’s emissions targets, but not such good news for the rest of the planet. A government-commissioned …

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