Coal, Fraser River Ports, transit plebiscite response and $700 million borrowing at Metro Vancouver Meeting (Friday, July 31, 9am)

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Neptune Terminal, North Vancouver. New coal port is under consideration at Fraser Surrey Docks Neptune Terminal, North Vancouver. A new coal port is under consideration at Fraser Surrey Docks

The final meeting of the Metro Vancouver Board will take place on Friday, July 31 starting at 9:00am. The meeting will be live-streamed on the GVRD website.

There’s a very full agenda for the main Metro Board Meeting (a 36 Mb download). The Safe Energy Leadership Alliance (SELA) will provide the Metro Board with information on the “full costs and risks of coalexport and the growing surge in oil transport by rail and barge” in the region. Another presentation on Inland Terminals will be reviewed. There are currently proposals to construct a new coal export terminal at the Fraser Surrey docks and to export LNG (the plans may include the dredging and deepening the river bed and the replacement of the Massey tunnel).

A raft of changes in land use…

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