And this time the stenographer's name is Mr. Dirk Meissner.
And the subject is LNG.
Which, according to our mandateless, unelected (not)Premier is about to turn us into an economicValhalla (a.k.a. NewAlberta):
Premier Christy Clark says her government’s plan to export liquefied natural gas to Asia is British Columbia’s economic equivalent to Alberta’s oilsands.
In an interview with the Canadian Press, Clark said B.C.’s LNG development ambitions will transform the economy, but the province must act quickly before the opportunity evaporates like gas into the atmosphere.
Clark, who has spent the last year describing her “bold” and “audacious” plan to turn B.C. into Canada’s job-creation engine, said British Columbians will still be cashing in on the benefits of LNG exports 50 years from now.
“Think about it in these terms: What oil has been to Alberta since the 1970s-’80s is what LNG is going to be for British Columbia, nothing less than that,” said Clark.
“Energy output from LNG will likely be as big as the total energy output today from the oilsands,” she said.
Now, first there is the codswallop, unchallenged, in the assertions by Ms. Clark that are laughable in the extreme.
But on the bigger point...
Is that what The Snook would have us aspire to now, at all costs....
Becoming an undiversified, yo-yo economy built on petro-dollars?