The proposed $3.5-billion plan to replace the Massey Tunnel with a 10-lane bridge is facing opposition from yet another avenue.
Richmond Resident Paul Magnus has filed an e-petition to parliament calling for a federal environmental review of the project.
It says the plan would harm salmon, ruin farmland, and add to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
It adds the project could create new safety hazards by allowing jet fuel and LNG tankers to ply the Fraser River near highly populated areas.
The House of Commons created e-petitions in December, accessible through a new web portal.
They were enabled by a successful backbench private member’s bill from NDP MP Kennedy Stewart last spring.
E-petitions have 120 days to gather a minimum of 500 signatures to be presented in Parliament.
In just over two weeks, Magnus’ petition has won nearly 475 of the 500 signatures needed to be presented in the House of Commons.