A proposed coal facility in Surrey is becoming a burning issue in the Royal City.
I have read with interest the "doomsday" articles and comments being made about Neptune Terminals' plans to upgrade and increase its throughput (notably your Feb. 1 front page story: Coal Terminal Upgrade Under Fire).
A potential doubling of coal train traffic in the region saw more than 100 people come out to White Rock's waterfront Sunday afternoon for a rally where local politicians, citizens and even American neighbours joined together in voicing their concern over the proposed initiative.
ENVIRONMENTALISTS are questioning the process used by Port Metro Vancouver last month when it approved plans by Neptune Terminals to double the amount of coal moving through its North Vancouver port terminal.
ALLOWING Neptune Terminals to double the coal handled at its North Vancouver location neglects pressing environmental concerns, according to at least one environmentalist.
NEPTUNE Terminals can likely double the amount of steelmaking coal being handled at its North Vancouver location following Wednesday's Port Metro Vancouver decision to approve a major upgrade.
Health leaders are urging Port Metro Vancouver to thoroughly assess the risks of proposed coal facilities in the region.
A group of climate change activists is taking aim at proposals to increase coal exports from B.C. - including an expansion project at North Vancouver's Neptune Terminals.
I was one of 13 people arrested Saturday for an act of civil disobedience on the BNSF line by the White Rock pier.
Thirteen people were arrested in White Rock Saturday after protestors tried to block a coal shipment arriving by rail for export from B.C. ports.