Cooler minds prevailing

It seems most Canadians recognize and agree pipelines are the best way to move energy products

It seems most Canadians recognize and agree pipelines are the best way to move energy products.

“Almost nine out of 10 respondents to the Harris-Decima poll, 87 per cent, said they believe oil and gas development is economically important, while a clear majority — 53 per cent — ranked the sector as the most important in Canada.” (cbc.ca Nov. 22).

So there is some sense to pipelines and hope for the Northern Gateway. Even though the very vocal environmental lobby has been screaming, there is an increase in support for such pipeline projects as Canadians become more aware of facts.

The repetitive warnings of disaster and total destruction with emotional, rather than factual, support has fallen short when cooler, logical minds analyze the facts.

Eli W. Fricker

North Saanich

 

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