Argued by Andrea Olive, in the Star-Phoenix:
“In a mail survey I conducted of residents in Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current and Moose Jaw, I learned that 95 per cent of respondents felt that it is important for human beings to protect other species. More importantly, 70 per cent of respondents thought it is not OK to let other species go extinct because of human activities.
I infer from this that the majority of people in Saskatchewan feel that the greater sage grouse should not be allowed to go extinct in Canada for the sake of the oil and gas industry. If Premier Brad Wall does not want to listen to experts or environmentalists, he should at least listen to the people of Saskatchewan.”