'This is why God made pipelines': GOP senator gives nonsensical explanation of Ohio train derailment

'This is why God made pipelines': GOP senator gives nonsensical explanation of Ohio train derailment
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United States Senator John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) suggested during a Fox News appearance on Saturday that "God made pipelines" and that somehow that form of notoriously unreliable infrastructure would have prevented the 150-car February 3rd Norfolk Southern Railway freight train derailment that poisoned East Palestine, Ohio with toxic vinyl chloride gas.

The ecological disaster has been tied to former President Donald Trump's rollback of railway safety regulations that were implemented under his predecessor, Barack Obama.

"What do you think of how the federal government has been handling this? And should the secretary of transportation be out there talking to folks?" host John Roberts asked Kennedy, referring to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

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"Well, this is why God made pipelines," Kennedy replied. "They're much safer than trucks or trains. Now, I understand this particular chemical, uh, could, could not have been transported by a pipeline. Um, but, but all you can do is require the truckers and require the railroads to be as safe as they possibly can. But when you can do it through a pipeline."

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