Fletcher flaks science that questions business

Enbridge project needs to be scrutinzed, reader says.

To the Editor,

Re: Questioning U.S. ‘environmentalists’, BC Views, Jan. 27.

Our planet’s resources are finite. Human greed and stupidity are not. In his column, Tom Fletcher ridicules anyone who dares to question the feasibility of the proposed Enbridge pipeline from Alberta to Kitimat.

Any science contradicting big money and corporate agenda is questionable.

The Financial Post published an article on Dec. 22, where an Environment Canada study warns of oil sands’ impact. The study states that by the end of 2020, the oilsands “…would exceed the carbon footprint of all cars and SUVs on Canadian roads from 2008.”

More than 200 super-tankers per year would navigate our coast, where a moratorium has been in place for 40 years.

“Pipeline would create jobs.”

Not so, according to the 70 First Nations, who are opposing it. Thousands of sustainable jobs in fisheries and tourism would be at risk.

If there is a “foreign-funded agenda” to save our coast from gross exploitation, we should be grateful.

It’s a global issue, and if some global citizens have seen it, fallen in love with it, and want to help make it “a giant national park,” great.

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. (Krishnamurti).

If we meekly succumb to this exploitation, it will soon be a dead society.

Rayana Erland,

Port Alberni

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