Letter: Pipeline proposal beats alternative
To the editor of THE EAGLE:
People object to the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline going through their communities, but what if the line is not built? The gas would be transported by truck or train, which would put it in the backyards of all citizens of the state. If they were hijacked by terrorists, the gas could be taken anywhere, including large cities. The lines will be fenced off and their length will be monitored by security cameras.
I have been told the pipeline will create pollution. If it is not built, the trucks and trains transporting the gas will create much more pollution. Construction and maintenance of the pipeline will also create jobs, helping our economy.
So all residents of Massachusetts, not just those in the communities in which the pipeline will travel through securely, please call your representatives and tell them you want the gas pipeline for our safety and for the efficiency of transporting gas.
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