PRESS RELEASE: JUDICIAL REVIEW HEARING in BC Supreme Court November 26 and 27th 10 am, BC Supreme Court 800 Smithe St in Vancouver.
Press Release & Backgrounder here:http://www.vaporbc.com/ with letters of support from Council of Canadians, David Suzuki, Delta Naturalists etc.
The BC Liberal and Federal Conservative Party of Canada governments have approved the transportation of Jet Fuel in Fraser River Estuary. The VAPOR Society believe this is a grievous mistake environmentally, economically and from a public safety point of view. The VAPOR Society is taking legal action to point out the flaws in the BC environmental assessment process and ultimately to overturn this decision.
Be informed of brief detailed alternative to APPROVED PLANS. TIME TO “oppose any jet fuel water borne transport on the Fraser River Estuary and to promote a safer and more secure fuel delivery system to YVR by means of land pipeline fuel delivery system.”
VAPOR is calling on citizens to attend at least some of this key ‘tone’ setting court case. The jet fuel facility construction will be the beginning of a domino effect which will DECIMATE THE FRASER RIVER AND ESTUARY.
VAPOR Society Objective
- To opppose any jet fuel water borne transport on the Fraser River Estuary and to promote a safer and more secure fuel delivery system to YVR by means of land pipeline fuel delivery system.
- To protect the wildlife and fish habitat and minimise the risks to the ecology and public safety in the Fraser River and associated waterways in BC.
- To undertake similar activities or initiatives as agreed upon by the membership and executive.
VAPOR Society Press Release November 20, 2014
On Nov. 26 and 27, 2014, VAPOR and Otto E. Langer will have their application for judicial review
heard in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, arguing the public did not have a meaningful
opportunity to comment on the project. The full press release can be found here.
Ridiculous facts/false claims about the VAFFC project
- The choice is either tanker trucks on our roads or jet fuel tankers in the Fraser River. False there are much safer options to transport transport jet.
- This project severs direct connection to local refinery and YVR has no direct connection to any of two refineries within 50km. True
- Planes need fuel to fly. True, but it does not mean delivery of that fuel cannot be the safest practical option.
Tankers deliveries are the safest for public and environment. False there are much safer options to transport jet fuel.