VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Protecting the land in British Columbia has been the labour of a generation, and the province has now reached a point where its record is second to none.
"Too often in this province, we hear a discourse that presumes we can somehow maintain our quality of life by leaping immediately to some post resource economy,” writes Geoff Plant in today’s Globe and Mail. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/finding-balance-is-crucial-to-a-greener-future-in-british-columbia/article29714953/ or http://www.resourceworks.com/finding-balance
"It won’t happen. And it shouldn’t happen."
Plant, former attorney general of British Columbia and a frequent Globe and Mail contributor, is also a director of Vancouver-based Resource Works Society. He writes: “I am suggesting it is fundamentally important that we embrace both sides of the question, and find a path forward that can both recall our duty to protect the planet and yet also find a way to continue to sustain ourselves from its amazing bounty."
He is calling for a balanced discussion on resource issues.
The column comes as the world celebrates Earth Day, April 22.
About Resource Works
Resource Works communicates with British Columbians about the importance of the province's resource sectors to their personal well-being. It demonstrates how responsible development of British Columbia's resources creates jobs and incomes throughout the province, both directly and indirectly, while maintaining a clean and healthy environment.
And Resource Works explores the long-term economic future of British Columbia as a place that depends on the responsible development, extraction and transportation of the province's resources.