Google Nikiforuk for oil and gas facts

Dear editor,

Your readers may recall that a few years ago a series of test wells were drilled in the Comox Valley.

Dear editor,

Your readers may recall that a few years ago a series of test wells were drilled in the Comox Valley in an attempt to evaluate the potential of exploiting the methane gas trapped in the local coal bearing formations.

As widespread exploitation of this gas accelerates at break-neck speed, our governments are promoting this as a new and great source of energy and prosperity with the media showing passive concurrence with very little real examination of the environmental and fiscal outcome of this policy.

Andrew Nikiforuk has been writing about the oil and gas industry for nearly 20 years and cares deeply about accuracy, government accountability, and cumulative impacts.

He has won seven national magazine awards for his journalism since 1989 and top honours for investigative writing from the Association of Canadian Journalists.

With the major political parties in B.C. looking at shale gas as the salvation for our economic woes, may I humbly suggest that anyone seeking more details about this contentious issue should Google Andrew Nikiforuk or visit www.thetyee.ca to read his articles.

Mel McLachlan,

Comox

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