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…

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…

United Fishermen & Allied Workers’ Union – Unifor Warn Coal Proposal Could Have Disastrous Impacts on Salmon Fishing Industry

Press Release, June 2, 2014 Letters obtained by Communities and Coal, sent from the United Fishermen and Allied Workers’ Union – Unifor, and the TBuck Suzuki Environmental Foundation to the BC Minister of Health Terry Lake, and CEO and President of Port Metro Vancouver, Robin Silvester, outline concerns over the Fraser Surrey Docks proposal to…

MLA Vicki Huntington Challenges Minister on Health Impacts a Second Time

Vicki rises for the second time in Question Period to challenge the Minister of Environment into taking action on the public health concerns raised by Metro Vancouver municipalities and two Chief Medical Health officers. She suggests supporting Delta’s inter-agency review committee and asking for a federal environmental assessment under CEAA 2012. Click Below to View:…