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Sierra Nevada cable car halted

13 December 2007

SEVILLE – Environmental authorities on Wednesday quashed plans  to build the world’s longest cable car line in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, arguing  the project would have a devastating impact on fragile local ecosystems.

The ruling by the Andalusian environment department was applauded by conservationists who had campaigned to block the construction of the 19-kilometre line  that was to have linked the city of Granada with Sierra Nevada. The department decided it would put at risk endangered bird species in a protected area of the mountain range and create an eyesore.

[Copyright EL PAÍS, SL. 2007]

Subject: Spanish news