Northvolt The country is not the Garden of Eden says

Northvolt: The country “is not the Garden of Eden,” says Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon

Super Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon is criticized over the environmental studies in the Northvolt project and reiterates that the land chosen by the Swedish company is “not the Garden of Eden”.

The Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy was asked about an earlier comment in which he said the location of the future battery factory was “probably a place where fish have three eyes”.

“This is not the Garden of Eden, this is the place where Adam and Eve bit the apple,” explained the priest on Wednesday morning. This is land that has been contaminated. This is land that was left [lui] for years. Talk to people in Saint-Basile, McMasterville. It is land that has been forgotten.”

Pierre Fitzgibbon was responding to revelations from Radio-Canada that scientific arguments in an analysis that led to the rejection of a real estate project in spring 2023 disappeared during the investigation into the Northvolt project in January 2024.

“The real estate project was located in wetlands and therefore was rejected [le promoteur immobilier] didn't move. Northvolt is not located in the wetlands in question. On the contrary: Northvolt respects the environment and respects standards,” argues Minister Fitzgibbon.

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