The Outcome of Our Litigation

A decision has been made on our federal court challenge over the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s permitting of the proposed US thermal coal port at Fraser Surrey Docks.  It is disappointing to have to tell you that the court has rejected our challenge of this project approval.   You can find a link to the court…

This is Our Story…

Four years and counting. That is how long we have been creating our story. A story about multiple communities coming together over concerns with the Fraser Surrey Docks Coal Project – pollution, noise, health and climate change. It has become so clear… As the months and years have gone by, it has become clear to…

Judge Denies Adjournment

On June 2, 2015 we spent the morning in Federal Court as we had document issues to sort out, plus Port Metro Vancouver’s lawyers were requesting an adjournment in our case. However, the Judge came back and denied their request. We will be proceeding as planned. Court date still unassigned but we hope it will…

Evidence Suggests Port Lacked Authority to Make Decisions on FSD Project

The coal port litigation is well underway. The court challenge to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s decision to approve the Fraser Surrey Docks direct transfer coal facility was launched last September. Since that time, Communities and Coal, Voters Taking Action on Climate Change, and the two individual applicants have encountered several procedural challenges but are…

FS Docks seeks cheapest, quickest route for coal waste water disposal

For Immediate Release April 13 2015 Fraser Surrey Docks Seeks to Discharge Coal-Contaminated Rainwater into Metro Vancouver Sanitary Sewer, Avoid More Expensive On Site Treatment — proposal runs counter to regional goal of capturing and treating waste at source, reducing storm water burden on sanitary sewer system; thousands ask Metro to reject application Vancouver —…

Faith Leaders Ask Christy Clark to reconsider Texada Island Permit

For Immediate Release 28 September 2014 Faith Leaders continue to press Premier for moral leadership on issue of US thermal coal exports — Christian, Jewish, Unitarian leaders to Premier: climate crisis demands urgent attention, please rescind permits for shipment of US thermal coal via Texada Island coal port. Vancouver — Yesterday BC faith leaders sent…

City of New Westminster to submit application for intervener status against proposed Fraser Surrey Docks Coal Transfer Facility

PRESS RELEASE – CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER Posted On: September 23, 2014 City of New Westminster to submit application for intervener status against proposed Fraser Surrey Docks Coal Transfer Facility New Westminster – The City of New Westminster will be submitting an application for Intervener Status with respect to the Federal Court challenge commenced by…

Federal Court Case Filed

This morning, Ecojustice lawyers filed a Federal Court case on behalf of Communities and Coal, Voters Taking Action on Climate Change, and two individual applicants, in an effort to quash a Port Metro Vancouver-issued permit allowing the construction of a new coal transfer facility on the Fraser River. The Fraser Surrey Docks project would see…

Port Metro Approves Coal Proposal

Despite overwhelming opposition/concern over the Fraser Surrey Docks coal proposal from residents, scholars, unions, school boards, businesses, municipalities, and various MLAs and MPs, Port Metro Vancouver approved the proposal today saying that the “project can operate within acceptable health and environmental standards”. This comes as a huge disappointment to many, although not necessarily a surprise.  However, in order for this…