LETTER: Keystone XL and the greater good

Farm Forum

For many months I’ve seen publicity against the Keystone XL pipeline.

Let us remember that progress for the sake of total public welfare must be measured by what’s good for the most people.

Granted, there are risks that exist in respect to human error and effect of natural causes of oil line spill. I have personally talked to reliable sources near the path of that line in western South Dakota and find that anti-XL is in the minority.

I recall the concern of many of our public when electric high lines were constructed from the standpoint of appearance to the full risk of radiation from the lines to risk of collapse, danger to birds in flight to the effect and inconvenience to humanity when they could be without that which they’d become dependant on for a way of life.

Likely, the XL pipeline has a greater potential for the positive than for negative for the overall greater good of society.

Harry Manshein