Canada’s energy sector has maintained this country inside the lines of economic prosperity at a time when the rest of the world has suffered through a severe economic crisis.

Our policies need to reflect that the Atlantic region can gain significantly from energy development without sacrificing environmental standards. Yet radical environmentalists continue to halt Canada’s best chance for economic renewal, even when technology related to hydraulic well stimulation has significantly improved through waterless and emissions reducing techniques.

It’s time to embrace the promise of greater prosperity, energy independence and the generation of cleaner, less expensive fuels to heat our homes and propel forward innovative industries and businesses in Atlantic Canada, as other regions do.  We can focus on building a stronger region without compromising our environmental standards.