The Natural Resource Economy Raises Our Standard of Living, and on Earth Day That’s Something to Celebrate

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--()--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

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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.

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FOR INTERVIEWS PLEASE CONTACT:
Resource Works
Stewart Muir
stewart@resourceworks.com