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Northvolt, a Swedish company and a giant in the field of electric vehicle batteries, has earmarked land near the Richelieu River in Saint-Basile-le-Grand east of Montreal, to build a massive, multibillion-dollar EV battery plant. Work halted in January pending the outcome of a court injunction request by an environmental group.

Work on the construction of Northvolt’s massive, multibillion-dollar plant east of Montreal is on hold until next Tuesday, pending a court ruling on an injunction request filed by an environmental group.

That group, which is called the Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement (CQDE), filed the injunction request in Superior Court on Thursday, calling for the work to stop. Three citizens are also part of the court challenge.

Northvolt, a Swedish company and a giant in the field of electric vehicle batteries, said it decided to suspend work on the construction site later that day “out of respect for the ongoing legal process.”

Both sides were in court on Friday morning to …

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