Letters to the Editor

'Best idea I've heard yet'

Editor: Re: “Put pipeline to voters,” (The Times, Aug. 21).

Although B.C. Premier Christy Clark tries to appear neutral and open-minded in regards to the Northern Gateway oil sands project’s potentially detrimental environmental consequences, it’s fairly clear that she’s hoping for any piece of scrap thrown B.C.’s way by Alberta Premier Alison Redford.

This could lead to justification for Clark to allow the potential mega-eco-disaster, twin-pipeline project to make its way through countless pristine and eco-sensitive regions of B.C., not to mention through to our northern coast and its waters that are at risk from giant oil tankers. Thus The Times’ “They Say” editorial is likely the best idea so far that I’ve heard.

But as for Clark’s B.C. “fair share” ultimatum, hopefully Redford’s foolish, tight-fistedness will give only more reason for B.C.ers and perhaps even our government — not to mention fuel for the eco-warriors’ fight against the project — to just say, to hell with the whole thing.

Frank G. Sterle, Jr.,

White Rock

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