I have grown tired of listening to this irrational rhetoric which suggests that those who protest against the Northern Gateway pipeline project are somehow unaware that they are users of oil and oil byproducts.
In fact, we’ve probably given this a great deal more consideration than most, which explains why so many are moved to protest.
Yes, we are all users of oil. Our addiction is societal.
Even if there were means for individuals to opt out, we need to recognize this is an issue of infrastructure. Until we agree on the extent of the problem, we can’t begin to work on practical solutions.
To argue that the end users of a resource should have no say in the management of that resource is illogical and merely discourages meaningful dialogue. It’s time to move forward.