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…

Transport Canada Puts Faith in Shippers that they will adhere to “Best Practices Guidelines”

An email dated July 9, 2014 from Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt says that “product owners are responsible for determining the specific measures required to mitigate the environmental risks associated with the rail transport of coal” and that there are “best practices” guidelines have been developed by use by industry.  However, as per the Clean…

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:…