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Opinion: Oil and gas industry needs to be part of B.C.’s climate-change efforts

Hundreds of activists rally to finish a 75-kilometre march to the gates of Kinder Morgan during an anti-pipeline walk in Burnaby on May 28. ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG
Hundreds of activists rally to finish a 75-kilometre march to the gates of Kinder Morgan during an anti-pipeline walk in Burnaby on May 28. ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG
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Vancouver Sun

Drip. Drip. Drip. Can you hear it? It’s the sound of economic opportunities going down the drain, a drop at a time. It’s the feel of job prospects dissolving. It’s a young family that can’t afford decent housing or small luxuries for the kids.

Is this the future we’re headed for? Surely we hope not. But, with all the best intentions, those who oppose any expansion of the oil and gas industry in B.C. could deprive many in the province’s present and future workforce of the prosperity they have every reason to expect.

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