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Kensington mayor blames province for loss of $150M plant, 30 jobs

January 24, 2024
By Laura Chapin

Biomass project hit ‘major unexplained barrier’ when seeking provincial approval

The mayor of Kensington is frustrated that a $150-million renewable diesel plant proposed for the town’s industrial park will not happen, and he is blaming the provincial government.

Rowan Caseley says SustainAgro Ltd. is now looking at building a plant in Thunder Bay, Ont., or Debert, N.S., instead.

“What was wrong with the process here? They were able to accomplish more in three days in Ontario than they could here in a year,” Caseley said, citing “a major unexplained barrier” in the road to provincial approval.

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