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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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NDP wants feds to extend consultation period on Roberts Bank shipping terminal project

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

The NDP wants Canadians to have more time to weigh in on a proposed Metro Vancouver shipping terminal that Environment Canada scientists warn would have disastrous environmental impacts.

On Monday, NDP MP Richard Cannings rose during question period to ask the federal government to extend its consultation process for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project because “critical information” was not available to the public. The public comment period is set to end on Feb. 13, and the environment minister will decide sometime after that.

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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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