“For now, our world is dependent on petroleum. It is estimated that 70 percent of the need for petroleum is for manufacturing and the transportation of goods and people. How do you incorporate wind generation or solar to move a ship or a semi? Everything is connected to petroleum. Solar panels and wind generators require petroleum during manufacture. Petroleum is the largest source of fuel that allows us our way of life. Safe transportation in pipelines seems to be the best solution.”
-Jim Lucachick is a Beltrami County Commissioner.
Letter: Petroleum, renewables need to work together, Grand Forks Herald, June 23, 2017.