There is an ancient fable, where a camel asks to put his nose into a tent, and by morning, the entire camel is within the tent, and the original owner is out in the cold.
Apply this fable to the actions of the airlines at YVR. Over the years, they have gone from serving the people to monsters pursuing their own interests.
The only reason, in truth, for the pursuit of the current fuel depot/pipeline is to increase the bottom line of the airlines, by being able to purchase offshore fuel at low prices.
Despite all the PR garbage we have been subjected to, the majority of Richmond residents realize the truth of the matter and remain unalterably opposed to this whole haywire scheme.
It would appear to be long past time for the residents of the region to demand a meaningful voice in the operation of YVR, and the dismissal of the current autocratic, bureaucratic leadership, who appear to be aiding and abetting this whole shoddy mess.
Perhaps then, we could expect some respect for the environment, some respect for the citizens, and less of these self-serving clowns seeking only to increase their hold, and profits, from a supposedly public owned facility.
Terrence Murphy Richmond