– by Fiske Sterling, CEO, Thanatocorp
From Keystone XL to the Dakota Access to dozens of other pipelines proposed across the US to transport crude oil, natural gas, or biofuels, pipelines have gotten a bad rap recently.
We all know the arguments against them: Burning fossil fuels causes climate change. Drilling and fracking harms water quality. Building pipelines steals the land of everyone from farmers to Native Americans. Oil spills pollute water and soil.
But that’s just one side of the story. Pipelines also do a lot of good, if you look at them right. Here are just three examples.