In the past year or so, it seems that North Vancouver has been under assault on multiple fronts; increased oil tanker traffic, massive additions at the port, condo towers on Fern Street and Lynn Valley, and now the news that coal export volumes will be doubled at Neptune Terminals. The benefits to North Vancouver will be none; the consequences will be increased noise and air pollution.
I have wilfully thought that we might be getting smarter about the effects of greenhouse gases and that we can only get better at creating and conserving energy. On the contrary, we are just getting worse and North Vancouver is now in the path of unstoppable cravings for dirty fuel the world over. I never anticipated that my community would experience the impact of globalization's indifference to this extent. From our governments we get only short-term thinking and collusion; and no protection. What can be done to preserve our environment and our way of life? Whose city is it, anyway?
Robert Partridge North Vancouver