Re: “Thought went into LNG plant,” (TNT letters, 7/13).
Like the letter writer, I am both a Sierra Club member and a grandparent and agree that we must act boldly to combat further climate change. However, there is no climate-change benefit from replacing Tote diesel fuel with LNG.
The natural gas for the LNG facility would be fracked from Bakken fields, polluting ground water and aquifers, and would be transported by pipeline. This would release methane, the primary component of natural gas, at all steps of the process.
Sierra Club policy states: “There are no ‘clean’ fossil fuels. The Sierra Club is committed to eliminating the use of fossil fuels, including coal, natural gas and oil, as soon as possible. We must replace all fossil fuels with clean renewable energy, efficiency and conservation. Fracking poses unacceptable risks to our communities, our environment and our climate.”