By Al Frontauria
Regarding “Protesters demand information on oil trains” (Page L-1, May 18):
Marchers in Sunday’s “oil train” rally are right to demand safer trains and more information.
However, they are wrong to lump together oil trains and modern pipelines, such as the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline. Unlike with oil trains, first responders know the specific locations and products shipped in pipelines.
Because Pilgrim Pipeline would be underground with a constant product flow, it is not susceptible to explosions, as pipeline opponents claim.
Replacing fossil fuels with wind and solar remains a “pipe” dream, as these sources generate only 4.8 percent of grid electrical energy and have virtually zero impact on transportation energy. For now, we’re stuck with oil, and pipelines are the safest way to move it.