Ecojustice Blog – Climate change Posted on May 19, 2017 (updated: May 19, 2017)

That’s a wrap! Coal hearing comes to a close

Karen CampbellLawyer
Clients and legal team stand together outside federal court

This week, on behalf of community groups and local residents, Ecojustice lawyers were in court to make the case for why the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s approval of the Fraser Surrey Docks coal export facility should be struck down.

I’ve been on this case since it was first launched, and I can say with great pride that we have put our all into this file. We’ve dedicated thousands of hours and significant resources into making sure we were able to make a strong case to the Court on behalf of our clients. And I think we did just that.

As I watched the case unfold in the courtroom, I was inspired by the passionate and persuasive argument made by fellow Ecojustice lawyer Harry Wruck, Q.C., and heartened by the overwhelming support of those who came to the hearing to stand in solidarity with our clients.

Going to court, and — in this case — fighting off the barrage of delay tactics from opposing counsel, requires a ton of time, commitment and resources. But you kept us going.

Your support allowed us to prevail over unforeseen roadblocks in this case and has ensured our ability to challenge other fossil fuel infrastructure projects — like Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline — that threaten our communities, environment and the climate.

Thank you for continuing to stick with us. I’m proud of the work we’ve done. I hope you are too.

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