A local MLA is taking a stand against a cosmetics company who are protesting the construction of pipelines.
In the Alberta Legislature on Tuesday, MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin Laila Goodridge took some time to call out LUSH Cosmetics for their stance on the oil sands.
Goodridge suggested the company is leading fear-driven campaigns to keep our oil landlocked by protesting pipelines.
She tells Mix News LUSH calling out pipelines is ironic – considering they do business in countries like Saudi Arabia.
“Where they have absolutely atrocious human rights’ records and non-existent environmental standards. So, to me, it’s pretty rich that they are calling for a ban on oil sands and pipelines when we know that pipelines are absolutely the safest way to transport oil and gas and the most environmentally friendly.”
Goodridge adds with the holidays nearing, she wanted Albertans to understand what kind of companies they’re supporting before doing their shopping.
As long as she is MLA – she says she’ll be putting constant pressure on companies inhibiting us from getting full use out of our resources.
“Whenever a company decides to target our oil sands and oil and gas sector – they need to be called out. We need to start standing up for our energy sector and that’s precisely what I plan to do every day as MLA of Fort McMurray-Conklin.”
Mix News has reached out to LUSH for comment but has not yet received a response.
“This Christmas, I hope Santa leaves some quality Alberta oil sands in LUSH’s stocking, in place of the coal they deserve,” Goodridge stated in the assembly.
You can see Goodridge’s statement in the legislature here.