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…

Seward Alaska Residents Prove Their Air is Polluted and Unhealthy from Coal Dust and Known Cancer Causing Substance

Anchorage: A coalition of Seward residents and environmental health organizations are releasing a report detailing a year’s worth of air quality data. Seward residents trained by Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT), Global Community Monitor, and Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, collected air samples from multiple sites up to a mile away from the Seward Coal Loading…

BCTF President Asks Health Minister Terry Lake to Step in and Order Health Impact Assessment

The president of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, Jim Ike, sent a letter on behalf of the union to Health Minister Terry Lake, asking for a comprehensive Health Impact Assessment for the entire coal corridor which would meet internationally accepted standards. His letter, dated, February 26, 2014, points out to the minister that this proposal…

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation – February 7, 2014

The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation representing 41,000 teachers are looking to our Provincial Government to step in as they passed the following motion: “That the Federation call on the provincial government to undertake a comprehensive health impact assessment, and hold public hearings on the shipment of US thermal coals through BC communities”. Thank you to…