I think you’re right that the majority of pipeline supporters also believe we should be taking serious action on climate change. But, that doesn’t mean they have a good understanding of what we need to do to address this slow moving disaster.
I blame this primarily on a lack of deep reporting from the mainstream media that typically assumes that extraction is the best way to keep Canada’s economy pumping (pun intended).
It would be theoretically possible, but very, very, very hard to both build these pipelines AND successfully meet our Paris climate goals. And even if we did do both, the pipelines would largely become economically non-viable long before they reach their engineered lifespan.
Thankfully, it looks like some or most of these pipelines will never be built, due to the NDP/Green coalition in BC.