Port Metro Vancouver-Roberts Bank Expansion and Environmental Assessment

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The year 2017 will be a telling one in Delta, with a development hat trick: the consideration of  Port Metro Vancouver’s Terminal 2 project which would eliminate a rare migratory feeding ground for the western sandpiper; the  Tsawwassen Mills mega mall’s sister “local serving” mall opening, which will dwarf and directly compete with local businesses in Ladner and Tsawwassen; and the Province doggedly commencing construction on their trophy project which will  reduce pollution from idling, the Massey Bridge.

The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project will clearly have a deletory impact on the migration of the Western Sandpiper, taking out an irreplaceable environment which provides nutrient needed for this bird’s sustenance in migration. Impact studies of remediation work done by the Port in other locations show that the majority of these projects are failing. The Federal government is undertaking an evaluation of  federal environmental and regulatory processes which includes the environmental…

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