GCT and others raise environmental concerns around Port of Vancouver expansion

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Global Container Terminals (GCO), the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Environment and Climate Change Canada and a number of local communities and Indigenous groups are voicing concerns about the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (RBT2) project. Marko Dekovic, Vice President Public Affairs for GCT says the new landmass will not only disrupt the grounds but also block the path of many juvenile Chinook salmon from the Fraser River to the Pacific Ocean, depriving the southern resident killer whales access to their primary food source. Additionally, the proposed new terminal would encroach on mud flats used by migrating Western Sandpipers, part of a region that is considered one of Canada’s top Important Bird Areas. (Source: Vancouver Sun)

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