Letters to the editor

Letters from Journal readers. Send letters to Sarah McKenzie at smckenzie@mnpubs.com.

Nov 23, 2015

Some opponents of the Southwest Light Rail Transit line are saying that cutting down trees in the Kenilworth corridor will increase air pollution.

They have it backward. The major threat to local air quality is from automobiles clogging our roads and freeways. The effect of losing about 1,800 trees (6+ inches in diameter) is miniscule compared with the benefit of taking 12 million rides annually on an energy efficient electric-powered train, and leaving our carbon-emitting cars at home.


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