Buried deep in my Facebook feed and not easy to find news about online today, I learn that just up the road from my house, they will be building a $3.5 billion dollar petrochemical complex. Interesting that it is not easy to discover what this will mean in terms of environmental impacts. The only discussion online is about investment and jobs.

“We’re excited to see this new investment that will create thousands of good-paying, value-added jobs and help diversify Alberta’s economy,” said Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Alberta’s Minister of Energy. “Moving ahead with this world-class facility shows our Petrochemicals Diversification Program is working to attract new investment and make life better for Albertans by creating new economic opportunities.” (https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/12/18/1263378/0/en/Inter-Pipeline-to-Build-Canada-s-First-Integrated-Propane-Dehydrogenation-and-Polypropylene-Complex.html)

Somehow, I know this jobs are not all the plant will bring to our community.

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