Seth Klein has a very good piece up in The Tyee today about why we in B.C. should not be the last ones to leave Frackville.
He even wonders if Ms. Clark herself actually knows this already:
...Maybe in her heart Premier Clark herself knows her LNG dream is done. I suspect that's why her government is now fast-tracking the Site C dam; its raison d'être has shifted from providing low-GHG electricity to the LNG and fracked gas sector to serving as Plan B for a northern jobs plan.
Only there are much better ways to spend $9 billion than Site C. Instead, such an investment could help catapult us into the post-Paris economy; it could represent a welcome and significant investment in building retrofits and energy conservation (thereby saving BC Hydro ratepayers money); district energy, geothermal, solar and wind projects; public transit and high speed rail -- all while providing more jobs in more regions of the province...
This may actually be true.
To make the real shift that Mr. Klein suggests there are cronies to be dealt with.
And I, for one, am not sure that Ms. Clark has the guts to deal with those fine folks, straight-up.
GrantG also has a good blog post up over at his place regarding the so-called $20 billion dollar 'investment' in LNG 'round here.