People trying to stop plans to barge coal from the Lower Mainland to Texada Island say they’re shocked and angry to hear the province has already approved a permit change.
It allows Lafarge to double the amount of coal moving through the facility at Texada, so it act as a transfer point for US coal coming through Fraser Surrey Docks.
The FSD project is still awaiting approval, which could come as early as June.
Powell River Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons says he’ll continue to push for a fuller assessment of the Fraser River to Texada leg of the planned route.
The Sechelt First Nation is among those opposing the plan, and Chief Calvin Craigan says they’ll continue to stand with local governments and residents to stop it.