December 10, 2017

Activists, community members applaud local governments’ stance on coal export expansion

Several Metro Vancouver municipalities are getting applause  from coal activists and people from the White Rock, Surrey and Bellingham areas – for expressing concerns about coal export expansion.

More than 100 people came out Sunday in White Rock to show support and celebrate.

Climate change activist Kevin Washbook says he’s pleased with local governments’ stance.

“We want to show our support to local government who’ve taken a stand expressing their concerns about expanded coal exportation out of Metro Vancouver. In the past week City of Vancouver, City of Surrey and City of White Rock have all passed a motion which say hey Port Metro Vancouver, slow down. You want to expand coal exports but you haven’t consulted with us yet.”

Port Metro Vancouver has approved the expansion of a coal facility in North Vancouver and now is looking to build a coal transfer terminal at Fraser Surrey Docks.

This would mean increased train traffic through local communities like White Rock, Surrey and Delta.

CKNW Vancouver News

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