Jim Warren, Part 1: The energy industry has been at the mercy of environmentalists and their allies in government for far too long

This column is the first in a series of four that will assess ways to improve perceptions about Western Canada’s fossil fuel industry among policy makers and the wider public. This column acknowledges past mistakes and looks at some industry analysts’ insights about what’s gone so badly wrong in the recent past. In subsequent columns we’ll look at ideas for increasing support for the industry and reducing the impact of its critics.