Pollution abatement needs a lot of help

One of the largest sources of pollution in Sidney is the intersection of Beacon Avenue and the highway

Thanks for your article Sidney doing its part (PNR May 24, 2013).

One of the largest sources of pollution in Sidney is the intersection of Beacon Avenue and the highway.

Four lanes of traffic grinding to a halt and accelerating back to highway speed is a significant waste of energy and a source of pollution.

I realize to build an interchange is also a provincial matter. The highway into Victoria is a 1950s embarrassment, given all the tax money that is collected in the name of motoring.

While the reduction of all pollution must be strived for, Canada’s contribution at two per cent is not significant.

Until America/China/India/Russia/Brazil are really on board and the 200 active volcanoes are capped it would be unwise to waste any of our tax dollars on pollution abatement.

Barry W. Pengelly

Sidney