Deltaport Expansions on Roberts Bank, B.C. - Canadian and B.C. Governments' Gateway projects in the Fraser River estuary will pave over farmland, lower the quality of life for thousands of Lower Mainland residents, and destroy globally-significant wildlife habitats.
Campaign to Stop Terminal 2 Gains Momentum - February 17, 2013
There is a dark cloud hanging over Delta – and that cloud is Port Metro Vancouver’s plans to double the size of the container port on Roberts Bank by adding Terminal 2. If this new Terminal were to be built it would be the tipping point for Roberts Bank – this world renowned ecosystem in the Fraser River Estuary cannot withstand any more environmental degradation. A public meeting held in South Delta on February 16 received several presentations and agreed to a CALL FOR ACTION:
Take a look at this new presentation which provides factual information as to why this project will irreparably damage Roberts Bank and why it is not justified from a business perspective. This project has serious implications for the whole of the Lower Mainland.
GET INVOLVED – IT CAN BE STOPPEDRead Our NEW Presentation
Opposition to Roberts Bank Terminal 2 is Growing.
More and more letters are being sent in to Port Metro Vancouver protesting their plans to add a second container terminal on Roberts Bank.
Here are recent submissions from BC Nature, Dr Rosenau from BCIT, Otto Langer, Fisheries Biologist and Aquatic Ecologist and Roger Emsley Executive Director Against Port Expansion.Read T2 Project Definition Consultation Response Nov 2012 - By Dr.M. Rosenau - BCIT
Read Aquatic Values & Concerns Regarding Habitat in the Fraser River Estuary Associated with Human Activity & Development - By Dr. M. Rosenau - BCIT
Read Terminal 2 Feedback Letter - By John Neville. President - Federation of BC Naturalists
Read Critique of the PMV Proposal to Build Roberts Bank Terminal 2 - By Otto E. Langer MSc - Fisheries Biologist and Aquatic Ecologist, Richmond, BC
In addition read the excellent article by Daniel Wood in the Georgia Strait:Read Delta Expansion Projects Threaten Farms and Wildlife
Campaign to Stop Terminal 2 Gains Momentum - November 1, 2012
Our latest press release highlights a recently completed report on the economics and lack of a business case for Terminal 2.
Entitled “No Economic Need for Terminal 2 on Roberts Bank” it demonstrates how in our opinion Port Metro Vancouver is moving forward with the Terminal 2 Project without a proper cost/benefit analysis and without credibly considering alternatives.Read our press release - No Economic Need for Terminal 2 at Roberts Bank with three new container berths.
Read the new report
See also the Delta Optimist Article of October 26
October 18, 2012
Port Metro Vancouver plans to industrialize South Delta, by adding a second container terminal and preparing the way for others to pave over large tracts of prime farmland for distribution centres, warehouses and railyards. They have to be stopped. This risks devastating the entire region, destroying the Roberts Bank ecosystem and clogging the roads with even more port container trucks.
June 21, 2011
Simply no Need for Terminal 2 on Roberts Bank
Oh No! The port propaganda machine is back and here we go again with a barrage of falsehoods. Consultants are being paid megabucks to convince us that another expansion is needed at Deltaport, Roberts Bank, involving a new terminal with 3 new berths in order to double container capacity.
January 31, 2011
Port Metro Vancouver has put Roberts Bank Terminal 2 back on the agenda. They have got to be stopped as soon as possible. A second container port out on Roberts Bank will severely damage or perhaps even destroy this ecosystem. Join us in voicing opposition as loud as you can.
January 21, 2009
Goodbye Delta as we know (and like) it? - Vancouver Province
February 17, 2009
February 13, 2009
Who are we?
APE (Against Port Expansion in Delta) is a group of concerned citizens who recognize that plans for container terminal expansion on Roberts Bank (T2) will see the degradation of the quality of life for thousands of Lower Mainland residents; the industrialization of prime agricultural land; and the loss of globally-significant habitat for salmon, migrating birds and orca whales.
We are a broad-based community group consisting of people from various backgrounds including homemakers, business owners, members of the work force, scientists, and environmental groups. We share the view that “Enough is Enough”. Join us – Say No To Roberts Bank T2.