Review gas pipeline risks

To The Editor:
Re “We’re facing an even bigger problem than fracking” (talking point, by Jennifer Davis, April 20):

The causes of past gas pipeline failures, and the risks of other possible causes of failure ought to be reviewed and evaluated, together with the likely consequences of failure, and this information and review process made public.

Financial security to guarantee payment for the damages that might happen should be required. If no insurance group wishes to underwrite the risk, the public ought not listen and also decline.

Alternatives that would lessen the risk or minimize the consequences should also be reviewed — like conservation and alternative energy sources — to eliminate the need for the additional gas.
Charles Brainard