The editorial Pipelines Aid All Provinces (The Daily News, Aug. 28) took me aback.
The headline sums up the content of the piece well, but I am saddened by the realization that our local paper has swallowed the simplistic and highly controversial position of the federal Conservative party as the whole truth.
The Daily News needs to look beyond short-term economics at the broader impacts of current energy policy.
You, like Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, are taking the easy path by choosing to completely disregard larger issues surrounding pipeline development.
In assessing environmental impacts, we need to accept that “the environment” does not recognize provincial or national boundaries. Actions taken here can and will have an impact around the globe, now and in the future.
The science around climate change is crystal clear — the burning of ever more fossil fuels will make the worst effects of climate change increasingly tragic for those who will feel the worst impacts.
Ironically, your closing sentence states the issue well, if read in the context of the larger environment that we all share: “The approval of these pipelines should depend solely on the environment and their impact on communities.”