I agree. well spoken.
It is a difficult subject no matter which way one's bias lays... In general kayaking is a high consumption, first world luxury sport, So there is glass houses all around. We're all consumers. Everyone has to get to the river somehow. ( good sales pitch for South main...wouldn't it be nice to walk to the Rio..)
What pisses me off is that there are so many disproportionate tax breaks and credits and cheap land auctions, and all manner of breaks for these big companies, more often then not on taxpayers' dime, and then they jack up prices on any little whim or whisper of trouble in the gulf of somewhere.... I find it ironic that prices go up overnight, and yet somehow take weeks to go back down again. it just seems arbitrary. Huge profit with minimal reciprocation isn't right.send it back to help get this country back out of debt, or at least treading instead of sinking....but anyway.... with out petroleum there'd be no tupperware and then we would all be canoeing in dugouts.
as usual there's no easy answer. of course doing whats necessary to promote conservation of resources seems like a pretty damn good idea all around.