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Cross-border Coal War?

As North American producers massively ramp up plans to export coal to Asia, B.C. figures large in their plans -- and in opposition efforts of citizens worried about climate change. David P. Ball reports.

In This Series


Burnaby coal train

South of Border, Hot Debate Involves BC Coal Port Plans

Expansion for Asia export puts BC in middle of climate, jobs fight in Washington state.

By David P. Ball, 7 Mar 2013


Vancouver Island residents Lynne Wheeler and Dawn Christian

Coal Opponents Forging Cross-border Ties

Plans to ramp up exports from Washington, Oregon and BC are uniting opposition across 49th Parallel.

By David P. Ball, 8 Mar 2013



Burning Questions over Coal Port Plan

The Tyee talks to Fraser Surrey Docks' CEO about how his project to expand exports should interest BC.

By David P. Ball, 1 May 2013


Roberts Bank coal loading facility

Backed by Poll, Activists Rake Port Metro Vancouver over Coals

Terminal expansion plans need community input: Vancouver mayor.

By David P. Ball, 7 Dec 2012


Kevin Washbrook

Coal Port to China Barges ahead without Public Support: Activists

Fraser Surrey Docks aims to boost US coal exports; opponents warn climate impacts worse than Northern Gateway.

By David P. Ball, 26 Nov 2012