THE FINAL DECISION OF THE FINNISH COURT
The supreme administrative court of Finland maintained (18.12.2002) the decision of the Vaasa court to deny the permission to dam the upper part of the Kemi river and construct a 240 km2 big so called Vuotos reservoir.
Six out of the seven members of the court opposed the project.
They stated that it fulfils the criteria of absolutely forbidden construction on basis of large ecological damage. This decision is final - everybody has to obey this decision.