Toyota Prius Not So Green After All

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Algonquin fight threats to land and water from open-pit mining project for hybrid car batteries

by Claire Stewart-Kanigan

MONTREAL—“Eco-consciousness” and “green living” are centrepieces of product branding for the Toyota Prius. But that feel-good packaging has rapidly worn thin for members of the Algonquin Nation and residents of Kipawa, Quebec, who are now fighting to protect traditional Algonquin territory from devastation in the name of hybrid car battery production.

Algonquin organizers pose with The Dominion and Montreal activists in front of an abandoned test site in the proposed centre of the open-pit mine. Photo by Claire Stewart-Kanigan
Algonquin organizers pose with The Dominion and Montreal activists in front of an abandoned test site in the proposed centre of the open-pit mine.

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