Re: “Kootenay folk shouldn’t meddle,” Letters, September 21
Austin Byrne from Kitimat takes exception to people in Nelson having views about the Enbridge pipeline. “Mind your own business” he says, as if the pipeline project is not a valid concern for all the citizens of BC.
Indeed, the Enbridge proposal is a huge issue for all Canadians given the impact it could have on our economy with increased energy prices. But most importantly the pipeline would run from the tar sands (some of the most carbon intensive fuel) and ultimately into our planet’s atmosphere. There are people in Kitimat, like everywhere, who don’t think beyond short-term economic projects like the pipeline. But Mr. Byrne should recognize this project would really would create very few jobs in BC. And pipeline leaks and tanker accidents would wipe out so much more.
On our Kitimat Caravan we met many people in over a dozen communities who are absolutely going to continue “meddling” until this wrong-headed project is permanently dropped!