From: Julie Ali <
Date: Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 4:45 PM
Subject: Please do not approve of federal dollars for CCS projects in Saskatchewan---Financial Rewards Gained by Third Parties
To: justin trudeau <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, James Glennie <email@example.com>
Dear Mr. Trudeau,
I recently learned that Mr. Brad Walls was requesting major federal dollars to duplicate the mess he has made of the CCS project in Saskatchewan. Please do not give him the money.
In the current CCS project, I can see no benefit to the citizens of Canada. Only some private companies make major cash. And what do we get in return?
Cenovus Energy and others will make upwards of 3450 million dollars. Meanwhile the public took all the risks of this project and lose major cash. SaskPower and the citizens of Saskatchewan lose upwards of 1039.9 million. Please refer to the publication below for further details of political incompetence in Saskatchewan that defy my comprehension. How the folks in Saskatchewan voted for this crew is beyond my understanding.
SaskPower’s Carbon Capture Project: What Risk? What Reward? January 2015
I see no reason for our taxpayer dollars to the federal government to subsidise an ongoing disaster in CCS in Saskatchewan. From what I have read about the project there seems to only politically expedient decision making by the government of Saskatchewan with indifference for the requirement for cost benefit analysis work to be done before approving projects of this magnitude.
Hopefully more public dollars at the federal level will not be approved for any other CCS project in Saskatchewan. I don't want to see my family's taxpayer dollars go towards further increased electricity costs for citizens in Saskatchewan while oil and gas companies make billions of dollars of profit on projects that the public has been forced to take all the risks for.
I also encourage the Auditor General of Saskatchewan to audit this mess so that citizens can determine who is responsible for the waste of public cash. I provide you with my first blog post on this issue below.
Say no to Brad Wall using Federal dollars for CCS projects that screw the public.