Letters: Dinosaur thinking

Residents of Sooke could handle more than one referendum question

August 6, 2014 edition, page 7, regarding amalgamation it was mentioned that the November ballot would have only one question.

It was about the long term loan of $1.5-million for community public space, according to Mayor Milne.

The residents of Sooke are surely sharp enough to handle more than one question and that is:

“Should the residents of Sooke support the future of jobs in solar, rather than past jobs in oil,  by joining forces with other communities in preventing oil pipelines and tanker traffic on the B.C. coast?”

We must get beyond this dinosaur thinking of promoting the past in oil, and prepare for the future in renewable resources and use of energy.

First comes conservation, then we can expand. There is only a temporary future in oil. We must think ahead, especially if we are still having children.

Future jobs in solar will far exceed the dirty energy from non~renewable resources like coal and oil.

I must add that the ultimate wars on Earth will be over water, not oil. Air is number one, water is number two, on our list of priorities.

It’s really idiotic to toxify water to frack for gas or oil. Fracking will become the second worst environmental disaster to hit Earth, behind nuclear.

We are at a crossroads in civilized mentality right now. Either step ahead in solar, or fall behind in oil. It is becoming critical.

Please pay attention.

Ralph Hull

Sooke