To the Editor,
From my understanding, a notable move towards a renewable-energy industry economy has greater potential for both Canadian job creation AND maintaining them than does oil. The latter’s definitely on its way out.
Still, it must be convenient for the oil industry to have such a large portion of society too tired and worried about feeding, housing and guarding their families against COVID-19 while on a substandard income to criticize it for the global environmental damage it causes, particularly when not immediately observable.
About two years ago, Canada’s supposedly environmentally-concerned Liberal government, besides tripling the diluted bitumen flow westward, gave the fossil fuel sector 12-fold the subsidization they allocated towards renewable energy innovation.
This heavily lopsided doling must not reoccur.
Frank Sterle Jr.,
White Rock, B.C.