Sunday, December 08, 2019

Fishy Job Creation.

A group of a dozen municipalities in Nova Scotia are urging the federal and provincial governments to suspend offshore oil and gas exploration in Mahone Bay and launch a public inquiry into its risks. 

Mahone Bay Mayor David Devenne told a news conference, on November 5, that they aren't opposed to offshore petroleum industry activity near their shores but want assurances it will not harm the local fishing industry. 

Devenne said, ''Any risk to the mainstay of our economy is an unacceptable possibility.'' In this he is supported by the Offshore Alliance, which is a coalition of fishing and environmental organizations. 

The Minister of Energy and Mines, Derek Mombourquette, a gentleman who is just loaded with compassion, said they will go ahead with the exploration anyway because of job creation.

 It will be interesting to see how it plays out, though it probably won’t be for the good of the environment.

for Socialism – SPC

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