A catastrophic oil spill on our beautiful West Coast could never be cleaned up to any extent environmentally and would devastate the economy, says letter writer. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The less oil that flows through B.C., the better

A catastrophic oil spill on our coast could never be cleaned up to any extent, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: New Alberta law would allow province to restrict flow of oil and gas, April 16.

If a cut-off of gas to B.C. caused gas prices to skyrocket it could be beneficial as to less cars and traffic on our roads.

Secondly, and most importantly, a catastrophic oil spill on our beautiful West Coast could never be cleaned up to any extent environmentally and would devastate the B.C. economy. Moreover, any large-scale environmental disaster in any part of Canada would be detrimental to all Canadians.

In truth, it is corporate greed and money power against people who want to live in and leave a legacy of a sustainable environment for their children, grandchildren, and future generations.

Premier Notley and our prime minister’s condolences to the people of B.C. over an inevitable oil spill would be as worthless as their values are now concerning the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Gail Gomerich, Nanaimo


The views and opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author and do not reflect the views of Black Press or the Nanaimo News Bulletin. If you have a different view, we encourage you to write to us or contribute to the discussion below.

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