So, we have our fresh-painted exciting new liquefied gas generator, and approval of the governing bodies. Done deal. Better living through pulverizing Earth’s crust and stuffing it full of toxic waste! Good times!
Now for phase two: producing the LNG we need right here in the Yukon. After all, it’s so wasteful and carbon-producing and expensive to truck it here from Calgary! What were we thinking?
Imagine for a second that you are the premier with a billion-dollar annual budget securely in hand. You’re in your office thinking hard, “What shall I do with my day? I know! I’ll work hard and struggle tirelessly against the will of the electorate to bring fracking to the Yukon because I just know almost no one here wants this. It will make nearly everyone royally peeved at me and my colleagues and get us thrown out of office next year!”
Doesn’t make sense? To me either.
So then, what is the true explanation? Why did Dennis Fentie previously and Darrell Pasloski now insist on focusing virtually all their tireless energies on building interest in mining, oil and gas and fracking? What’s the reason? Where’s the personal gain?
All they had to do was sit back and do… nothing. Just decide how to spend a billion dollars a year and keep the prime minister happy. Hmm.
Well, I don’t know the reason but I do know one thing: sure as shootin’ there is one. No sane person would jeopardize their own party’s position of leadership without one.