Communities and Coal, Dogwood Initiative and Voters Taking Action on Climate Change collectively encouraged the public and organizations to sign on to the open letter at right opposing a new coal port on the Fraser River.

The letter, now signed by more than 3000 individuals and endorsed by 60 groups, was delivered to Fraser Surrey Docks CEO Jeff Scott in person at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Annual Meeting on June 2nd.  You can watch a video of Paula Williams from Communities and Coal delivering the letter at right.

A coal port on the Fraser means more coal trains in our communities, it means more risk of oil spills and accidents in the Salish Sea, and it means more global warming pollution when that coal is burned.  We’re deeply concerned that once the Massey Tunnel is taken out Fraser Surrey Docks will want to bring longer, larger ships to Surrey to load even more coal.  That’s not the future we want for our region.

The signed letter has been shared with the Port, our local elected representatives, MPs, MLAs, health authorities and media to remind them of our concern.

As Paula Williams said when she delivered the letter, we are organized, we are determined, and we will continue to fight this project in the courts, in the permitting process, and in the public arena.  We will not let this port be built.

There are numerous legal, process, and organizing efforts ahead on this project.  if you would like to stay informed and get involved, please sign the letter below and check that you want to stay informed.

See the signatories to the letter here.

See which organizations have endorsed the letter here.

Add your signature to this public letter by filling out the form below.  We’ll continue to update the letter online.

Sign on to tell Fraser Surrey Docks: No coal port on the Fraser River

Partner Organizations

Voters Taking Action Against Climate Change
Communities and Coal
Dogwood Initiative
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Organizations who have signed this letter

Clearshot Entertainment
Lee Lourdeaux Therapy
Washington Environmental Council
Earth Aware Toastmasters
Sierra Club
Watershed Watch Salmon Society
Greenpeace USA
Life Force Society
Pipe Up Network
Georgia Straight Alliance
Voters Taking Action Against Climate Change
Landowners and Citizens for a Safe Community
Coal Watch Comox Valley Society
Northern Plains Resource Council
Cimate Solutions
Mount Baker Group of the Sierra Club
Lasqueti Nature Conservancy
David Suzuki Foundation
Pacific Image Home Designs
Western Organization of Resource Councils
Albernie Valley Transition Town Society
Kids for Climate Action
British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association
Friends of the Earth
Board of Change
BC-Yukon KAIROS Region
Wreck Beach Preservation Society
Kerrisdale Lumber Company
Fraser Riverkeeper
Boundary Bay Conservation Committee
Seventh Heaven Bio Salon
Citizens Against Port Expansion
Power Past Coal
Communities and Coal
San Juan Islanders for Safe Shipping
Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition
350 Seattle
Dogwood Initiative
Real Hearings
Forest Ethics
BC Environmental Network
Coal Export Stories
Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society
Ahavat Olam Synagogue
Against Port Expansion
Angle Design
Council of Canadians – Mid-Island Chapter
New West Environmental Partners
Lush Cosmetics
Sierra Club BC
Burns Bog Conservation Society
Awareness of Climate Change through Education and Research
Sunshine Coast Conservation Association