Now that I am moving on in life I am realizing how important our environment is.
I have no qualms about using oil and gas in a sustainable way to help us, but what I am concerned with is the way we seem to be trying to use it up as quickly as possible without thinking what the consequences are in doing so.
It seems our present government is trying to get it all out of the ground and sell it off at fire sale prices without a thought of how it will impact our environment and future generations. Canada is the only country of the G20 without a federal energy plan. Why is that?
I truly believe that alternative energies are the future. Yet, as we develop them, we can rely on our present resources to keep us going, in a sustainable way, until we get the alternatives running properly and at a rate for us to have what we need for our energy consumption.
I feel the corporations, especially those in oil and gas production, see alternative energies as a threat and wish to rape the earth, as quickly as possible, without truly considering the environmental impacts of doing so. It seems it is always “all about the money” and to hell with what happens afterwards.
What if we took the same approach in the development of alternatives? We would be self-sustaining very quickly, yet we seem to prefer taking the route that we know and think is the easiest.
Our environment is truly suffering for it, and that means we all suffer for it. I don’t think our next generations will be happy with what we are doing now.
Daniel Sikorskyi, Halfmoon Bay