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Legal challenge filed against Quebec cement plant


August 18, 2014
By Rock to Road

August 18, 2014, Quebec City, Que. – A legal challenge filed
by two environmental organizations against a proposed cement plant in Quebec
has been joined by one of the industry’s biggest companies – Lafarge.

August 18, 2014, Quebec City, Que. – A legal challenge filed
by two environmental organizations against a proposed cement plant in Quebec
has been joined by one of the industry’s biggest companies – Lafarge.

 

According to a report from the Daily Commercial News, Lafarge,
Centre Quebecois du droit de l'environment and Environment Vert-Plus Inc. have
filed a motion in the Quebec Supreme Court to institute proceedings for a
judicial review.

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On June 3rd of this year David Heurtel,
Environment Minister for the Quebec government, provided authorization for the
start of construction of a $1.1 billion dollar cement plant by McInnis Cement
in Port-Daniel-Gascons.

 

The plantiffs are arguing that the Minister exceeded his
jurisdiction by granting authorization of the project, which did not have an
environmental assessment done.  The
plantiffs also suggested that the plant will produce 2,515 metric tons of
carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to 10 per cent of the current industrial CO2
emissions in Quebec.

 

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