If you only watch one documentary on Coal’s impact to BC, this is the one to watch.
Canada is the last resort of those who would sacrifice our planets future for the profits of Powder River Basin coal. Our Provincial and Federal Governments and Port Metro Vancouver have opened their arms in support of the most dangerous threats to our future imaginable.
The highly successful energy alternatives, wind and solar, that are shown in this movie apply equally well as alternatives to the Site C Dam on the Peace River.
Thanks to Richmond Councillor and Farmer Harold Steves for Sharing
Surrey has joined Communities and Coal and VTACC’s court case re Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) to ship U.S. Thermal Coal. White Rock is the welcoming gates for BNSF U.S. Thermal coal trains. These U.S. coal trains will affect other communities on its route to FSD. This U.S. Thermal Coal will be loaded onto open barges that will travel up the Georgia Strait to Texada, and to be unloaded and loaded onto ships going to Asia where it will be burned for energy consumption. What is burned into the air will come back to our neck of the woods.
Communities are wanting an independent, comprehensive health impact assessement to truly find out the health and safety risks from an increase of U.S. Thermal Coal coming into their backyards and affecting B.C.’s waterways and air shed.
To read article click on news title below:
Surrey Applying to be Intervener in Coal Port Court Challenge
Paula Williams, Co-Founder of Communities and Coal:
“Front line communities like White Rock, Surrey and New West will bear the brunt of local impacts from this project,” said Williams. “They deserve to have their voice fully heard regarding the level of risk to communities from the plan to export U.S. coal, but they’ve been sidelined by the Port.”
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