Railing on the 'Green Train'

To the editor,

I’ve been disappointed to read the one-sided coverage from our local media outlets about the so-called “Green  Train.” Take a closer look at the numbers and you can see Al and the Train will still be pumping mercury, arsenic, benzene, sulfur dioxide and a host of other pollutants from coal into our air (and houses) over 90 percent of the time. It’s absurd that in 2018 we’re still willing to sacrifice our health (and our kids’ health) to sell a few more T-shirts and hamburgers.

Let’s be clear – there aren’t any economic or technical hurdles to converting ALL the steam trains to run on oil, CNG, biodiesel or electricity – just ego and a lack of imagination.

– Nathan Morris, Durango South Side Resident since 2002