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Review panel releases report for Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project

March 30th, 2020 9:16 pm

 

Today, the review panel issued the Federal Review Panel Report for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project to the minister of environment and climate change. You can see the report here.

We would like to thank the review panel for conducting a thorough and comprehensive review, and express our appreciation to all of the participants who were involved in the environmental assessment.

Next steps

We will now undertake a thorough review of the report to assess its recommendations.

The federal government will also review the report and make a decision on the project. We anticipate this could take several months.

Acknowledging this significant milestone

As a Canada Port Authority, our mandate is to enable Canada’s trade through the Port of Vancouver, while protecting the environment and considering local communities. We have been leading the project to see the creation of this terminal because our growth projections indicate it is needed to ensure Canada is able to meet its trade objectives through to the mid-to-late 2030s. We anticipate that Canada’s west coast will run out of container terminal capacity in just a few short years.

The release of the review panel’s report marks a significant milestone in the environmental assessment process. We look forward to reviewing the review panel’s recommendations and remain committed to ensuring the project can proceed in a way that upholds our mandate to protect the environment, while ensuring Canada’s trading future.

Thank you

As we review the environmental assessment report for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project, we would like to thank the review panel for conducting a thorough and comprehensive review, and express our appreciation to all the participants who were involved in the environmental assessment and to the community members and elected officials who took part in our engagement and consultation over the years for helping us refine this project.

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