Across Canada for the month of June, organizations and Canadians are advocating for the awareness and action to safeguard our environment and restore our ecosystems.
This is a perfect time to also raise awareness of the environmentally-damaging Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (RBT2) megaproject that keeps pressing forward through the regulatory process.
RBT2 proposes to build a new 164-hectare artificial island (the equivalent of 150 football fields) in the ecologically-sensitive Fraser River Estuary and Salish Sea. In addition to the harmful environmental impact, RBT2 is expensive ($3.5 billion), funded on the backs of taxpayers, and raising costs for all terminal operations thus making B.C. ports uncompetitive.
According to Environment Canada, RBT2 will cause damage that is “permanent, irreversible, and continuous,” and the Federal Review Panel also concluded that the project would result in "numerous significant adverse residual and cumulative effects, including on Dungeness crab, on ocean-type juvenile Chinook salmon, and on the Southern Resident Killer Whale."
And many more share these concerns:
- Scientists submit letter calling for rejection of Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project
- Industry and environmental organizations share their concerns with the Port of Vancouver’s flawed project
- City of Delta wants feds to delay or deny Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project
- Richmond City councillors opposed to Port of Vancouver’s Roberts Bank expansion
There is a better solution
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