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