Fourth grade students at Public School 152 in Queens, New York wrote letters in response to “Trees for Oil: Pipeline Grows from Canada to U.S.” (May 2012 issue).


Dear IndyKids,

You can make jobs with wind power. There is no need to take down millions of trees for some oil. With lots of pollution, and less trees, we can’t survive. If you can’t survive, how will you do your job? Which would you have, jobs or life?

Sincerely,
Subha


Dear IndyKids,

I think the pipeline should not be built. First of all, in order to build the pipeline, almost 10 million acres of Canada’s forests need to be destroyed. Then if somehow the pipeline leaks water, more than two million people’s water will be polluted. It can also cause climate change. I strongly believe it will do more harm than help.

Sincerely,
Tenzing


Dear IndyKids,

I think the pipeline should not be built because the oil will be dangerous to the environment, animals or water. If people drink that water, it will not be good.

Kindly,
Evelyn


Dear IndyKids,

I think the White House shouldn’t build the Keystone XL pipeline. They would destroy too many forests, where animals live. It will pollute our water if the pipeline leaks.

Sincerely,
Jonathan


Dear IndyKids,

I think that the pipeline should not be built because it will put people’s health at risk. It will also make less oxygen, because they will cut 10 million acres of trees! The pipeline will put too much risk on the environment!

Love,
Macaiah