It would appear U.S. President Barack Obama has declared war on coal-fired power stations in the U.S.
The question now is whether Canada will follow suit.
There can be no doubt the U.S. coal barons watching the domestic demand for their product “CCC” (climate-changing coal) dwindle, will be more anxious than ever to use Canada as a conduit.
Perhaps Fraser Surrey Docks – which is committed to installing a coal transfer facility to ship four million tonnes to China annually – will have second thoughts and abort the project.
Let us hope so.
David Gibbs, Surrey