I am writing this letter to protest and decry the plans for greatly increased coal shipments from the Fraser Surrey Docks.
I have been doing a lot of reading about this issue and I am convinced that this proposal will have a direct and negative effect on the environment of the Fraser River, the environment of the adjacent areas, and all along the route of shipping from start to finish, as well as the lives and health of the people who live in those areas.
It is not possible to fully protect our beautiful Fraser River and its inhabitants from harmful run-off and pollution caused by the increased shipment of coal on its banks.
I have carefully read the mitigation proposals from the company, and I do not believe that they can possibly be effective or sufficient. It is wishful thinking.
Additionally, coal is a filthy stone-age fuel source, which has the potential to have a huge global-warming impact when burned, and now needs to be stopped in its tracks – no pun intended.
This huge project could have a terrible impact on our communities and our world.
I urge those in charge to cancel and abandon this project.
We can do better.