More energy resource investment needed
I have heard that the Canadian government is looking into the possibility of imposing tariffs on coal imports into Canadian ports.
I believe that is good thing although there might be some reprisals. To me it is an opportunity to expand our own natural resources. People are continuously using up vast amounts of energy in their daily lives and here in Cape Breton we are located on top or near some of the world’s best coal, gas and oil fields. There are enough resources to take us into the next century and with today’s technology there is no reason why it cannot be tapped.
In the 1970s, the drill ship Coastal Explorer surveyed the resources off our coast. The report showed that there is a large quantity of untapped coal and natural gas right here in Nova Scotia. I think a new feasibility study into the concept of its development is warranted. The development would be crucial to the success and development of our province. Why should Canada be importing when we can export and supply our own needs?
I believe it will take forward thinkers rather than bureaucrats to make it happen. So to the future premiers of our province if you want to make Nova Scotia prosper then invest I it. Look ahead. Make a long-term plan, just not one that gets you to the next election. Make Nova Scotia a leader in the resource industry.
Joe Osborne Glace Bay