I wrote earlier about my lack of knowledge of the management of our natural resources, and also my deep suspicions about the hysteria of the far left. Having said that, the more I read about it, particularly from sources whom I do not regard as being particulary loopy, the more I think that this is an issue that needs to be raised during the election campaign. In particular, it needs to be raised by people in the moderate centre who have non-ideological credibility.
Two pieces which caught my eye in particular are this one by Fintan O’Toole, and this one by Colm Rapple, neither of whom I regard as wild-eyed loonies. They’re both worth reading.