Despite a green light from Cabinet, Elizabeth May presents petition on Roberts Bank terminal expansion in the House of Commons

Unaddressed consequences of the project impacts only further public opposition. The Federal Government has 45 days to respond.

Last week the Government of Canada announced their approval of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 expansion. Despite their stated commitments to protect biodiversity and endangered species at COP15, this approval will deepen the already dire outlook for many threatened and endangered species in the Fraser River Estuary.  

Our House of Commons petition asking the Federal government to use the evidence presented by Canada’s Impact Assessment Agency and peer-reviewed scientific research to reject the proposed project, reached 4,239 signatures in three weeks. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to sign the petition.

Yesterday, Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich and the Gulf Islands, presented our petition to the House of Commons. “This brings new meaning to the word terminal,” said May after she read about the irreversible impacts to endangered Southern Resident killer whales and threatened Chinook salmon that the federal Impact Assessment Agency identified.

We are exploring other means of preventing this mega project from being built. Stay tuned. 

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