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Environment groups, MCK send message to Quebec over proposed battery plant – Penticton Herald

March 21, 2024

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake has joined a chorus of environmental groups that are sending a message to warn the Quebec government that a proposed battery plant to be located on the South Shore could well be an environmental catastrophe waiting to happen.

“When the permit was issued for Northvolt, that to me is about money,” Ross Montour, the MCK’s lead on the environment portfolio, said. “That’s my point. You have to take into account the impact of your decisions on the environment, of which we are a part.”

Montour stood alongside reps of a number of other prominent environmental groups on Monday morning in downtown Montreal, including the David Suzuki Foundation, Equiterre, Nature Quebec and Greenpeace.

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