BC's silent majority key to Queen Charlotte basin oil

This article is based on a lecture, nationally televised in Canada, organized by the Fraser Institute and delivered by Henry Lyatsky at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in January 2009. The silent majority of British Columbians is the most potent force to unlock the province's rich offshore basins to oil exploration.Public demand for oil jobs and revenues, coupled with clear evidence of the operators' environmental responsibility, will create the political will to lift the moratorium that blocks exploration today. On a sustained basis, exploration proponents need to provide the public with honest, factual information about the enormous benefits of oil development.Faced with overcautio...

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