Sign our official petition to tell the federal government to reject Roberts Bank Terminal 2 

We need to reach 500 signatures by April 12 on our House of Commons petition to the Minister of Climate Change and the Environment.

As we wait for the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Honourable Steven Guilbeault, to decide  whether to approve or reject Terminal 2, we created a House of Commons petition. 

This is a legally binding petition. If we surpass 500 signatures, the petition is required to be presented to Steven Guilbeault in the House of Commons. Please take a moment to sign the petition. You must be either a Canadian resident or a citizen to sign it. 

Canada’s own Impact Assessment Agency says this project would have negative effects

In March 2020, the Canadian Impact Assessment Agency concluded that the Terminal 2 expansion project would have: 

  • Significant adverse and cumulative effects on threatened Chinook salmon populations, from the Lower Fraser and South Thompson watershed and, 
  • Significant adverse and cumulative effects on the endangered Southern Resident killer whales through the destruction of legally protected critical habitat, reduced prey availability and an increase in underwater noise.

These effects cannot be adequately mitigated or offset by measures proposed by the Port of Vancouver.

Many are opposed to this project

The list of groups opposed to the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 expansion includes several First Nations, a suite of conservation organizations in both Canada and the United States, scientists, Canada’s own federal regulators, local community groups, a church, and a worker’s union. We’ve compiled comments from 28 groups to demonstrate the scale of opposition to Terminal 2.

You can help

Raincoast’s in-house scientists, collaborating graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors make us unique among conservation groups. We work with First Nations, academic institutions, government, and other NGOs to build support and inform decisions that protect aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the wildlife that depend on them. We conduct ethically applied, process-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research that has immediate and relevant utility for conservation deliberations and the collective body of scientific knowledge.

We investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We inform by bringing science to decision-makers and communities. We inspire action to protect wildlife and wildlife habitats.

Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.