Black’s refinery claims naive

David Black's assertion that a Kitimat refinery "will improve the world's environment" is either naive or criminal.

Editor:

David Black’s assertion that a Kitimat refinery “will improve the world’s environment” is either naive or criminal.

Naive for its global ignorance of what the world’s environment really needs, which is definitely not more fuel being burned, and naive for its local neglect, emissions from his refinery turning Kitimat Valley into Cancer Valley. And Terracites? Try “terracide”.

And if not naive, then criminal for its complicity in global warming.

This is what eminent climate scientist James Hansen has similarly charged before the U.S. Congress: “CEOs of fossil fuel companies… should be tried for high crimes against humanity and nature.”

But David Black does not live here, so before his criminality can be avowed, he should be given the opportunity to show he is not naive.

Dr. David Heinimann,

Terrace, B.C.