Re: Anti-oil rally strikes MLA, Oct. 25.
It was comical, at best.
I couldn’t help but laugh at the anti-oil rally here in South Surrey.
What did the protestors do when the rally was over? Jump in their oil-burning minivans, SUVs or even a bus.
If they are successful in blocking the pipeline, and even if we could abolish all oil development in Canada, what would we do?
Instead of exporting it, we would import it.
Via our coastlines, pipelines, etc.
Protesters, lead by example and walk the talk! Turn in your keys, walk/bike to work, the grocery store, go with solar heating – and not like a one-week diet, forever.
John Amyotte, Surrey
• • •
Foremost, I want to congratulate Peace Arch News for its positively fair coverage of the massive “Defend our Coast” rallies that thousands of supporters attended in Victoria and MLAs’ offices throughout B.C. last week.
However it was sad to read that letter-writer Ron Eves (Early fears unfounded, Oct. 25 letters) has abandoned his youthful environmental activism, especially since the photo above his opinion clearly illustrates how plumes of toxic smoke are emitted from Cherry Point Refinery.
In fact, I’ve seen these smoke stacks increase in number year by year, spewing out toxic emissions 24/7.
So it seems to me that Eves’ present-day complacency over the proposed increase in oil tanker traffic along B.C.’s coast is totally unfounded.
E. Kearns, White Rock