Greener alternative forces speed for oil

NANAIMO – What's the hurry to extract oil from tar sands?

To the Editor,

I keep hearing from our politicians  how urgent it is, how we need,  as quickly as possible, to get greater and greater amounts of tar sand oil  shipped to foreign markets or … what?

We will all be living in abject poverty?  Will our economy suffer total collapse?

Or is this urgency  because the already obscenely wealthy oil companies and their government cohorts will not be able to cash in fully on this unsustainable resource before, God forbid, someone comes up with a greener alternative?

I think it’s time we all just slowed down.

Mary Ann McDonald

Gabriola Island