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Feds respond to public outcry over proposed shipping terminal threatening shorebirds

By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The federal government has extended its deadline for public feedback on a proposed Metro Vancouver shipping terminal after outcry from scientists, MPs and the City of Delta.

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Environment Canada warned port expansion puts shorebirds at risk but feds withheld final comments from review panel

By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A damning document from Environment Canada that warned of disastrous environmental impacts was withheld from a key stage of an environmental assessment for a proposed Metro Vancouver shipping terminal.

Scientists who authored the report say the project threatens local wildlife, particularly the western sandpiper — a species of shorebird unique to the West Coast of North America that feeds in the nutrient-rich Fraser Delta during migration.

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