Concerns about the oil and gas sector


I am a retired teacher who has lived in this area for nearly 50 years with my wife. We are parents and grandparents, and we are worried about the oil and gas sector which is making it impossible for us to meet our climate targets. Record profits from the oil and gas sector are driving up inflation and worsening affordability. While most of us work to lower emissions to fight climate change, the oil and gas companies are asking for more money in the form of subsidies to lower their emissions and the government continues to subsidize them in spite of their obscene profits.

Renewable electrical energy offers the best solution and if done well will bring well-paid, skilled jobs and more stability and security in a global market that is transitioning away from fossil fuels.

Putting a cap on oil and gas emissions will be a critical test for the federal government.

Terrence Conroy
Golden Lake