It's Alberta Premier Alison Redford's clear lack of common sense and blatantly stubborn refusal (at least so far) to give B.C., considering the humongous environmental risk that B.C. would be taking (and just about the only thing it would be getting out of the 'deal'), even a token, single-digit percentage of the rich oilsands royalties that Alberta would accrue, that may eventually poetically blow up in her own face.
Although B.C. Premier Christy Clark tries to appear neutral and open-minded on the Northern Gateway oilsands project, it nonetheless appears fairly clear that she's hoping for any piece of meat scraps thrown B.C.'s way by Alberta which could lead to justification for Clark to allow the potential-mega-eco-disaster, twin-pipeline project to make its way through countless pristine and eco-sensitive regions of B.C., not to mention through to our northern coast and its waters that are at risk by giant oil-tankers
But Redford's utter foolishness is to her province's detriment, and only more reason for B.C.ers and perhaps even our government -not to mention fuel for the eco-warriors' fight against the project - to just say, to hell with the whole thing!
Frank G. Sterle, Jr., White Rock