Flexible agenda


Re: Reduce coal dust: Port Metro, Sept. 17.


Re: Reduce coal dust: Port Metro, Sept. 17.

Kevin Washbrook, of Voters Taking Action on Climate Change, says “two weeks isn’t enough time to do a comprehensive study that identifies problems…” and calls the environmental-impact assessment  “window dressing.”

The trouble is that two months or two years wouldn’t be enough to satisfy this group.

A few months ago, Washburn was interviewed on a Vancouver talk show and worried deeply about the project’s health issues – Plan A. When the interviewer pointed to the safe operation of the Roberts Bank coal terminal for 40 years, Washburn switched to Plan B – concern about climate change.

Oops. It appears Plan A’s health concerns are back in play.

Environmental groups like VTACC always have a Plan A and Plan B. If they don’t carry weight, Plan C can always be dreamed up.

Environmental NGOs (non-governmental organizations) litter our landscape and always employ the same “bait and switch” tactics as expediency requires.

Be suspicious about their flexible agenda.

Jan Christoffersen, Surrey



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