Petition Closed

Sault City Council should address concerns about proposed ferrochrome smelter.

This petition had 407 supporters


Sault City Council should address concerns about proposed ferrochrome smelter

To Sault Ste. Marie City Councillors:

Residents of Sault Ste. Marie and other stakeholders have many questions about the placement of a proposed ferrochrome smelter in our community.  We are asking you what consideration has been given to the following:

-How a ferrochrome smelter will affect air and water quality
-What negative impact it could have on tourism – one of Algoma’s biggest employers
-How it will impact human health (cancer rates, respiratory problems, etc)
-How it might negatively impact property values
-What concessions and incentives are being offered by the City to attract NorOnt (the proponent)
-How have Batchewana First Nation, Garden River First Nation, the Historic Sault Ste. Marie Métis Council, Bay Mills Indian Community, and the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians been consulted
-How the smelter might affect foods grown or harvested in the immediate area
-How Chippewa County and The City of Sault Sainte Marie in Michigan have been consulted
-Will a smelter be a deterrent to people and businesses wishing to relocate to the Sault
-What exactly is the nature of the jobs potentially being created and how many would go to our existing workforce
-How will a smelter affect our local energy security

 We believe a thoughtful community dialogue, with meaningful opportunities for public input, is necessary before more resources are spent to attract a facility that may cause more harm than good.

 



Today: Kara is counting on you

Kara Flannigan needs your help with “Sault City Council should address concerns about proposed ferrochrome smelter.”. Join Kara and 406 supporters today.