Here is an excerpt of an e-mail from the Review Panel Secretariat for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project, followed by a special independent supplement in Common Ground, and Action in Time, by Paul George & Susan Jones, entitled “Secret purpose of proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 revealed.”
Hearing Schedule for Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project Public Hearing (e-mail 6-May-2019)
The schedule of presentations for the Public Hearing for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project (the Project) is now available. The hearing will begin at 9am, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Delta, British Columbia.
The schedule is posted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at: https://ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/evaluations/document/129563?culture=en-CA (CEAR #1691).
The hearing is open to the public to observe in person or via a live webcast and/or audio-cast at: https://freeman.streamme.ca/ceaa2019.
You may consult the full public notice here: https://ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/evaluations/document/126873?culture=en-CA.
All documents related to the environmental assessment of the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project, are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at: https://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/evaluations/proj/80054.
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Review Panel Secretariat, Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project
c/o Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
22nd Floor, 160 Elgin St. Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
In Common Ground April 2019
Secret purpose of proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 revealed
A special independent supplement originally published by Action In Time
– by Paul George & Susan Jones –
Massive manmade island oil terminal planned for Fraser River estuary
The federal Liberal Government plans to dredge the ecologically sensitive Fraser River estuary and build a 460-acre artificial island terminal and widened causeway. Is it being built to store and export Trans Mountain Pipeline’s Alberta bitumen? Could the hidden agenda for the new Roberts Bank Terminal 2 be to supplant the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burrard Inlet where public controversy has focused on the dangers of increased tanker traffic, especially through the hazardous Second Narrows past world-renowned Stanley Park? The Terminal 2 Island will be the size of 348 football fields made from 18 million cubic metres of likely-contaminated fill. Combined with the existing 210-acre Deltaport container terminal and the 198-acre Westshore Coal Terminal, the terminals will be 868 acres, almost as big as 1001-acre Stanley Park. Plans for Container Terminal Morphing into Oil Terminal Originally, the Port of Vancouver stated the purpose for Terminal 2 was “to meet increasing forecasted demand for containerized trade on the west coast of Canada.” But new facilities underway in Prince Rupert and Vancouver will provide all the container capacity needed for decades. Additionally, most of the growth in west coast container import shipping is for U.S-bound containers. This business could easily be lost to U.S. ports. Do Canadians seriously want to destroy the Fraser Estuary to funnel U.S.- bound containers through B.C.?
Read the full article and links online here.