Bomb Trains, Toxic Air, Pollution, Destroying the Environment, Derailment, Fire, Earthquake, we have all been subjected to a steady campaign of fearmongering, followed by boastful claims of how environmental activists how managed to stop job growth for the middle class by successfully convincing cities to not allow terminals that have to do with oil, gas, methanol or pretty much any sort of fuel.
They love to boast of cities in other countries that are “green” and thriving economically.
Our own local envirowacko, Don Charles Steinke can be seen spamming comments under every article pertaining to our own proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver by the Lazy C.
These activists even managed to elect one of their own as Port Commissioner, thanks in large part to a huge donation from an environmentalist group funded by California Billionaire, Tom Steyer in the last election who ran on a campaign of fearmongering.
But they also trip themselves up and expose that they are agenda driven and have no trouble selectively choosing facts to promote their agenda while ignoring the truth when it interferes with that agenda.
A glaring example of this was seen last evening under the Lazy C article, Oil terminal lease faces new uncertainty where once again we see Steinke pop in with his usual gobbledygook.
We see him claiming,
“I was on a conference call today with Andrea Reimer, a city councilmember from the other Vancouver.”
“She said, six years ago, they launched a ‘Greenest City’ campaign, and now they have the fastest growing economy in Canada, and the greenest city in the Western Hemisphere.”
Seeing this prompted me to do a quick web search of Vancouver B.C. to the north of us and passed along the recommendation to John Ley to view my results, since the Lazy C long ago decided they would rather ban me than improve the caliber of their reporting “objectively.”
Googling “Vancouver B.C. oil terminals” reveals that far beyond what Steinke would have you believe, this “Greenest City” north of us is thriving with their own oil transfer facilities.
As Ley commented, several companies deal with oil and other fossil fuel related products there. IOCO, Kinder Morgan Westridge, Shellburn, Stanovan and Westshore Terminals all operate in harmony with this “Greenest City,” providing their citizens with good paying jobs nd contributing much in the way of revenue to Vancouver B.C.
Unwittingly, Steinke directed us to seek and find that we too can easily coexist with such an oil terminal and make our own community better with those jobs promised by the terminal, both directly and indirectly.
Steinke even gave us the proof with his declaration of they are the “Greenest City.”
I would hope Port Commissioner Brian Wolfe as well as Governor Jay Inlsee due their diligence in looking north of us and discover what benefits Vancouver B.C. has reaped as they coexist with and work to expand their terminals to ship much needed oil, methanol, coal and more to other regions and countries.
Steinke, predictably just ignores the facts that even he raised and resorts to the usual fearmongering, never allowing truthful facts of harmonious coexistence to interfere with the agenda.
We need both the jobs that will grow with the oil terminal as well as the increased revenue for our community. We do not need those that rely on and use these fossil fuels themselves, to improve their own lives while demanding we not have them to make our lives better.
Surely if Vancouver B.C can benefit in coexistence with the industry, we can too.
Commissioner Wolfe, please don’t fall prey to the hyperbole and fearmongering and support progress by continuing to approve of this much needed job growth offered us.
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