MURPHY: Pipelines remain a red herring in climate debate

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Discussion posted by: IRWeasel

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden recently announced that, if elected, he would revoke permits allowing the expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline. While Keystone has been a focal point in environmental battles, in reality pipelines are mere tools that allow for the efficient movement of oil. If pipeline construction is delayed, it merely increases the transport via rail, possibly leading to more oil spills.