On September 12, Port Metro Vancouver held a press conference in their offices to discuss the controversial proposal by Fraser Surrey Docks to build a Direct Transfer Coal Facility in a highly populated urban area. Due to the growing public demands for open consultation, PMV held this news conference to announce 4 new conditions they are requiring FSD to comply with as part of their proposal.
The information was presented by the following people from Port Metro Vancouver:
James Crandles, the Director of Planning and Development
Darrell Desjardin, the Director of Environment and Sustainability
These 4 conditions are new requirements of the proposal but when pressed by members of the media, the port claimed that even if the proponent did not satisfy them, the project might still be approved. To which, the question was raised, why bother making them requirements if when in fact they are not required?
Later the same afternoon, Jeff Scott, the CEO and President of Fraser Surrey Docks made a statement to the media via conference call and then responded to questions along with a representative from BNSF Railway. Here is the call in its entirety.