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Roberts Bank Coal Port

BNSF Coal Train at Roberts Bank yesterday

BNSF Coal Train at Roberts Bank yesterday - my photo

Roberts Bank Coal Port,  just outside of Vancouver BC, is North America’s single largest exporter of global warming pollution. It has rapidly carved out a role in the booming export of US thermal coal to Asia.  If there was a carbon-offshoring Olympics today, it would win the gold medal.  Oddly enough, the general public hardly knows it’s there.  We think that needs to change.

We’re negotiating a deal to post two billboards at the ferry terminal between Vancouver and Victoria in BC.  For one month, people waiting for the ferry would see these two images in rotation, with Roberts Bank just to the north.  We hope this will get some people turning their heads and thinking about our future and the role that BC plays in fueling the climate crisis.

Interested in helping make it happen? Visit

Kevin Washbrook
Voters Taking Action on Climate Change

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Written by Stephen Rees

September 30, 2011 at 8:58 am

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