RBT2 opposition continues after comment period ends

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The International Longshore & Warehouse Union of Canada and the BC General Employees’ Union, along with Tsleil-Waututh Nation and a dozen conservation organizations continue to voice their opposition to Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (RBT2). In a recent news conference, the opponents expressed concerns about the environmental impact and potential job losses resulting from the expansion. They argue that the project could endanger salmon and killer whales that rely on the Fraser River estuary and the unions specifically highlight the high level of automation expected at the new terminal, which may put up to 4,000 jobs at risk. On June 8, a public comment period held by the province for people to provide feedback on the project to BC’s Environmental Assessment Office ended. The office will now prepare a report for provincial ministers. The province has not said how long that will take.

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