Our East Coast cousins are looking at more offshore drilling, and maybe Western-sourced oil pipelines. Meanwhile, we Lotus Landers dither and cry out, “No offshore exploration! Oil tankers are feared.”
Recall the Ocean Ranger disaster of 1982. Well, I guess East Coast leaders and oil folks have more confidence in their ability to learn from their experience and move on. Maybe we Lotus Landers should just get off the pot.
Come on, B.C., let’s progress. Yes, we don’t want yahoos running the show, but we’ll accept organizations that are willing to demonstrate their corporate bona fides, starting at the top.
Natural resources have supplied Canadians and much of the world with valuable commodities. We live with a relatively high standard of living as a result. There are risks and rewards. Those complaining are often the same folks who want more free government services but forget we have them because of risk-takers; hard-workers.
Young people should challenge and demand answers, and entrepreneurs and leaders should be steered into developing progressive opportunities to create a better social environment.
Some will profit, some will lose, but progress stops when we give up trying.
North Vancouver, B.C.