From today on CBC BC:
Delta port expansion plans opposed
A new community group, with members from three South Delta churches are organizing to oppose Port Metro Vancouver expansion plans for the Roberts Bank terminal.
Firstly, it seems that they may have seemingly misidentified the area that Deltaport is in as farmland when it's really a man-made jetty sticking out into the Georgia Strait... That or perhaps the new warehouse is going to sit on the north end of the Tsawwassen FN reserve? In the former case there's technically no farmland impacted... and in the latter case there will be some impacts but I'm not going to stop the FN from developing such to broaden and sustain their economic base.
Secondly, I understand there's some immorality about shipping dirty coal overseas for it to be used as a fuel when we ourselves are committed to the fight and cleanup against airborne pollution; having said that, shutting down or constraining this port's capacity may not sound very smart if the jobs, revenue and/or ships can and will simply move elsewhere to a different port that's willing to take up the offer.