Significant negative effects of proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2

Orca whale in close up, visible clearly above and below clear green ocean water is seen spouting a fountain of white spray

Photo by Miles Ritter, Saturna Island.

In the Fraser River estuary Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (RBT2) has been proposed for construction.

RBT2 would have significant negative affects including:

The addition of 468 to 520 container ship transits each year through the transboundary waters of the Salish Sea, increasing the risk of accidents, oil spills and vessel strikes and via increased underwater noise impacts to endangered Southern Resident killer whales.

The new terminal footprint will impede the ability of juvenile salmon to access rearing habitat in the estuary and further degrade or destroy habitat for migratory and resident birds across the Fraser River Delta.

41 environmental and sustainability organizations in Washington State have written Governor Inslee asking him to oppose Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (RBT2) on behalf of Washingtonians and the environmental, cultural and economic resources of Washington state.

Read more about the impacts of RBT2.

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