Port Metro Vancouver is Big Coal’s last chance, and the train stops here! Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) is currently considering allowing a massive expansion of the Fraser Surrey Docks coal terminal. If the project is approved, Vancouver would become the biggest coal exporter in North America, and the associated carbon emissions would be greater than BC’s current total annual carbon output.
Let’s flood the port with our opposition! Tell the port we say NO to Fraser Surrey Docks, NO to their sham review process, and NO to dirty coal – and we pledge to take to the streets if they try to build Fraser Surrey Docks.
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Port Metro Vancouver is currently considering an application from Fraser Surrey Docks Ltd. to expand its Surrey terminal to handle coal from the United States, where stricter regulations and community resistance has companies looking to BC as a last resort. The proposed Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) Coal Facility would handle up to 8 million metric tonnes of coal annually, and pump about 17 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere each year. Coal dust and diesel particulates from coal trains would negatively impact community health. If approved, the proposal – alongside an already-approved expansion of the Neptune Terminals in North Vancouver – would make Vancouver the largest coal exporter in all of North America. Continue reading
Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) is poised to allow a massive expansion of the Fraser Surrey Docks coal terminal which would make Vancouver the biggest coal exporter in North America. Fraser Surrey Docks Ltd. has applied to expand its Surrey terminal to handle coal, brought by train from the United States. South of the border, stricter regulations and fierce community resistance has coal companies looking to Occupied BC as a last resort to ship their dirty coal overseas. Locally, the proposed coal facility, which sits on unceded Coast Salish territories, will threaten the health of nearby communities through increased coal dust and diesel particulates. Globally, the project will add over 17 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year. Continue reading
Short film – Kristjanne Vosper, from Rising Tide Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories, speaking at the Strategies to Stop Climate Change event…
VANCOUVER, UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORY – On Monday morning (2nd Dec 2013), a coalition of activists set up a blockade at the port of Vancouver. The action was undertaken in solidarity with the HWY 11 Land Defenders of Elsipogtog, New Brunswick, in response to their call for an international day of action.
http://reclaimturtleisland.com/2013/11/29/emergency-day-of-action-solidarity-for-elsipogtog/ Check out more action reports here. Continue reading
We are looking for new members to join the Rising Tide Vancouver CST collective, and we are holding an open meeting on Sunday December 8th at 12:00 for people to find out more about who we are, how we work and how you can get involved in organizing with us. No previous experience needed, just a passion for environmental and social justice – but we are looking for people who are interested in making an ongoing commitment to organizing with Rising Tide. To get a better idea if this is the group for you, you can read our basis of unity before attending the meeting. Email email@example.com RSVP and find out details for the meeting.
We have lots of exciting plans for the winter and 2014 so now is a great time to get involved, either at this meeting or via one of our other public events – either way, we look forward to seeing you soon!