BC Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a group of Metro Vancouver environmentalists opposed to super tankers in local waterways.
VAPOR had lost a court battle against the province and the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation last June, and so VAFFC took them to court for costs.
Had VAPOR lost, they would’ve had to pay over $20,000 dollars to the Airport Fuel Facilities.
VAPOR’s vice-president Barbara Huisman says this is a huge win for them.
“We’re quite relived with that and in retrospect we are very glad we did go back because now we are free to still talk about this project.”
Huisman says they were happy the judge considered them an ernest citizen’s group.
The citizens’ group originally went to court to try and quash the project’s environmental assessment certificate.
They argued the public wasn’t properly consulted on the project that would ship fuel from the Fraser River, along a pipeline under Highway 99, out to YVR.