Dear Editor: I would like to comment on this fracking issue that seems to be NDP MHA George Murphy’s adopted child.
To begin with, who made Murphy an expert on this issue?
But then again, Mr. Murphy seems to be expert on a lot of things — former taxi driver, gas guru, politican and now expert on everything that happens in the oil industry ... except what’s happening in his own backyard.
Over a hundred workers have been lost in the offshore oil industry, and if there is anyone naïve enough to think more people won’t lose their lives out there then they must have had George Murphy telling them bedside stories.
I wonder just who is pulling Murphy’s strings?
If one is to take a number of things into consideration, then it becomes clear to me that people who control big business on the east coast would not want anything major to happen on the west coast. It never fails to amaze me that with the high risk related to offshore development that everything seems to be going gangbusters on the east coast — yet you never seem to hear any issue related to the envoirment but if someone here on the west coast drills a hole or digs a ditch, all hell breaks loose.
Leo Quilty, Mount Moriah