Terminal 2 Expansion
If Terminal 2 receives the same fast-track approval process that the Third Berth Project did, the port capacity at Deltaport's container facility will TRIPLE its operations by the time it's fully functional in 2025.
That means three times the number of container trucks, three times the level of air pollution, three times the number of trains, and three times the incidents of noise pollution from port operations (shunting) and train movements.
The footprint of Terminal 2 will destroy 1154+ hectares of Fraser Estuary habitats of "endangered" orca whales and salmon.
NO JUSTIFICATION FOR T2 (report by Roger Emsley)
Write the T2 Developers and tell them there is no business justification for this project
Write the Politicians (see example letter)
The infrastructure required to service Terminal 2 includes the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR); a 17-track intermodal rail yard; additional railway tracks; and container storage facilities. Not only will these projects industrialize over 1000 acres of prime agricultural land, they'll also require the expenditure of millions of taxpayers' dollars.
The cumulative effects of Terminal 2 should have been assessed with Deltaport's Third Berth Project, as required by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. In fact, the SFPR, the Tsawwassen First Nation's container storage facility and the 17-track intermodal rail yard should also have been included in the environmental assessment process for DP3.
This piecemeal approach utilized by the provincial and federal governments and their agencies is an outrageous attempt to bypass environmental protection measures and proper public input.
Terminal 2 must be stopped before it gets out of the starting gate to avoid another democratic travesty like DP3.