I must join your headline writer in expressing my brimming enthusiasm in welcoming a liquified natural gas plant to the Campbell River area.
I just cannot wait for the clean air we have enjoyed since the mill at Elk Falls closed some years ago to come to an end.
It has really grated me that after all those many joyous years of cancer-causing particulates, fisheries closures, forest destruction and that delicious stench, that we have had to endure clean air, good health and a bright future since the pulp mill ceased operations.
So Alleluia! Quicksilver Resources is riding to the rescue!
At last we can return to the offensive death-dealing odours of our youth.
Once more PCBs will flow in our waters and the confusion of shellfish closures so close to pristine waters, will be banished as the pollutants once more pour into Discovery Passage.
Not only will we have our own air, water and land contaminated but the ‘natural’ gas piped by the cubic mile to our doorstep will come from fracking in northeast B.C.
So we can share in the happiness of groundwater contamination, carcinogen leaks and greenhouse gas emissions with our northern brothers and sisters.
To say nothing of the triple-dip our Asian cousins will provide us once they burn the stuff and it wafts back across the Pacific.
Oh the rapture.
Now as if this wasn’t exciting enough, we will have massive floating bombs passing right through our neighbourhoods.
Great ocean-going vessels carrying over 200,000 cubic meters of LNG could cause an explosion that would make Lac Megantic look like a backyard firecracker.
My pulse is already racing at the very thought.
Isn’t it thrilling that a few hundred people out of a regional community of around 40,000 turned out to embrace this nightmare, a plan to foist another half century of polluting industry in the name of holy jobs, upon us all.