A citizens' group fighting a plan to barge and pipe jet fuel to the Vancouver International Airport will appear at Delta council Monday.
Vancouver Airport Pipeline Opposition for Richmond (VAPOR) will make the presentation on the controversial plan, which has been a major issue in Richmond, although some on the Delta side of the Fraser River are also conveying concerns.
Owned by a consortium of airlines that use YVR, the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation wants jet fuel barged up the Fraser River to an industrial site on the Richmond side of the south arm of the river. An underground pipeline would then send the fuel to the airport.
VAPOR says the jet fuel plan is unacceptable, posing risks to the environment, human health and the Fraser River.
Richmond council has come out in opposition to the proposal, while Delta has taken a more guarded approach. Delta council this year agreed to request more information and make a number of suggestions to the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation.
Shortly after the public comment period concluded, the provincial Environmental Assessment Office granted a temporary suspension of the environmental review. The fuel facilities corporation requested the delay so it can consider suggestions by the City of Richmond for alternate pipeline routes.
Monday's presentation to Delta council will be at the start of council's regular meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at municipal hall.