You gotta play the game to stay in the game, these worried oil producers are bleating. Lower gas prices today will cripple investment in our expensive oil. Then foreign energy will surprise attack us all with outrageously gas high prices. Could they be worse than what we were already paying, I wonder? This should serve as a reminder that in the long term, alternative energies and systems are a better bet.
Michael Tyas is the managing editor of One River News. He graduated the University of Manitoba with an honours degree in environmental studies, and is a professional videographer and video trainer. He produced the feature length documentary "One River, Many Relations" in Fort Chipewyan. He continues to work with indigenous communities to share their stories around resource extraction, industrial development, and impacts on traditional territories.