While opponents to the sewage-treatment plant garner publicity and try to stall a process that is almost set to go, they are making an already-difficult situation worse for everyone.
Questioning the science is a red herring, much like the climate change debate. Treatment is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when. New federal legislation confirms that. Motions to delay or postpone the sewage treatment project waste time now and, if successful, years of efforts spent negotiating to reach the current agreement among the three levels of government involved.
These dollars won't necessarily be reallocated to something "more useful" for residents of Vancouver Island. Building the current sewage treatment plan with today's dollars might cost money, but it is only going to cost more in the future.
Who are these opponents? I see a lot of grey hair in the crowd of protesters. Funny thing, as I'm betting (like they are) that these folks aren't going to be around to foot the bill if the project gets delayed.
This dispute reeks of self-interest, rather than science.
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