Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Letter: Going from green province to greed province

Mr. Horgan your stance on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline is disgraceful

Mr. Horgan your stance on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline is disgraceful.

I realize that you must appear environmentally conscious in order to appease Mr. Weaver and not jeopardize your tenuous grasp on your position as minority leader but there are a lot of other areas you could address other than one that will damage the Canadian economy.

British Columbia likes to come across as a province that cares for the environment but what about the waste management and recycling program that is years behind the rest of the world? And then there is the issue of dumping raw sewage into the ocean jeopardizing marine wildlife.

When it comes to renewable resources such as wind and solar very little is ever mentioned. Rather than encouraging solar power you allow FortisBC to limit the amount of solar panels someone can install and still tie into the grid resulting in people going off grid and having to invest in batteries which is another environmental nightmare.

If B.C. does not start addressing the simple problems of how to clean up the environment they have created at home it will become known as a greed province rather than a green province.

Amanda Vallette

Oliver

Penticton Western News