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…

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…

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…