Open letter to Premier Darrell Pasloski:
I’m writing you today from Switzerland where I’m visiting my grandkids and gathering information about alternative energy use. It is a beautiful day here and I could go skiing and not care about the world, but when I look at my grandkids I wonder what kind of a world I will leave behind for them to enjoy.
Today is also World Water Day. Will you go and join the celebration at Shipyards Park? I know other politicians do.
I have a burning question in my head: How would you like to be remembered in the history books?
As a person who was directly involved in destroying the beauty and the clean environment of Yukon?
Or as the person who promoted alternative clean energy, so that our grandkids and their grandkids could enjoy the same clean and beautiful Yukon as we do?
I am asking you to extend the consultation period for the oil and gas proposition in Yukon for another 90 days and to do more research about the dangers of unconventional drilling.
Information from the oil and gas industry is biased and wrong, but it is everywhere, because they have billion-dollar budgets.
The environmental impact on our Yukon will be so severe that in a few years we won’t recognize our beautiful Yukon any more. But that is exactly what Prime Minister Harper promised us, isn’t it?
Please consider, in your governing decisions, the future of generations of humans and all other forms of life. For millions of years all who live on this earth could exist without oil and gas but not without water.
It is mostly the water that gets destroyed by fracking. The oil and gas industry will use it to release the gas out of the tight shale formations we have in the Yukon.