ENERGY POLICY BRIEFING

Look around you: fossil fuel by-products are everywhere

Products that contain oil and gas are all around us. Until we find an alternative to petrochemicals for all these plastic items and pharmaceuticals, the idea of keeping fossil fuels in the ground is unrealistic and would basically have catastrophic economic consequences for countless Canadians and business owners.

The oil sands in Fort McMurray, Alta. Fossil fuels are at the heart of the debate on climate change. But claiming we can save the planet by leaving fossil fuels in the ground is somewhat absurd and economically disastrous. Our society’s reliance on oil and gas is not going to end any time soon, writes Sen. Richard Neufeld.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By CONSERVATIVE SENATOR RICHARD NEUFELD

PUBLISHED : Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 12:00 AM

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