The BC govt is in the process of selling oil and gas exploration licences for the Prince George area and other areas west of the Rockies.
Coal bed methane is being found in all areas of BC including Vancouver Island ,new coal mines are being developed in my area of northern BC .
Very scary stuff ,because none of this is planned and the govt likes to work behind closed doors with the energy companies [usually US owned ] ,the resource is exported and not used for the benefit of Canadians other than the royalties which are paid into govt coffers.
Environmental standards are lowered to placate industry and social issues ignored .
Canada has a disturbing ability , to squander her long term wealth and security for the almighty dollar.
--Rant over and I'm not anti American [honest !] .
Just letting you know that "Big Oil " is everywhere !
Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light. - Spike Milligan
"When you come to a fork in the road ,take it ! When you come to a spoon in the road ,take that also ."