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30 Fairmont Park Lane South
Lethbridge, AB T1k 7H7
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Danielle Smith
Wildrose Alliance Party
#408, 919 Centre St. NW
Calgary, AB T2E 2P6 

Dear Danielle, 

Thank you for your letter of July 19, seeking financial support and indicating the “Wildrose Alliance has arrived”. 

I became a member of Wildrose Alliance as a result of the thoughtful matured position you expressed with respect to climate change. 

On March 17 Wildrose Alliance issued a press release “welcoming” key findings of “Drilling Deeper: The In Situ Oil Sands Report Card”, published that same day by the Pembina Institute. I was extremely disappointed by that implicitly collusive Wildrose Alliance support. I don’t believe the Pembina Institute has Albertan’s interests at heart. It is primarily engaged in sabotaging development of the energy industry in Alberta.

I note, for example, the Pembina Institute recommendation that regulations and action should be directed at “Keeping freshwater use for industrial purposes to an absolute minimum”. That concept is derived from the myth that northern Alberta is short of fresh water promulgated by Pembina Institute and other environmental organizations.  Overly onerous requirements such as that, if actively pursued, will simply help stifle development of our resources. That seems to be the underlying goal of national and international  organizations which make destructive use of the pseudo environmental analysis undertaken by Pembina Institute. 

Danielle! Hasty support of the Pembina Institute smacks of capitulation to environmental organizations manipulative machinations. Your endorsement of the report actually encouraged me to donate to the Conservative Party. Perhaps they are playing trivial political games with Wildrose Alliance financial support as your letter suggests, but to my mind and others, that pales in comparison with trying to exploit an alliance with environmental groups which are blatantly interfering with rational development of our energy resources.

Thank you for reading this. I do hope Wildrose learns from its mistakes and matures to become a viable alternative to the Conservative party. 


Duane Pendergast


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