14 Sep '11, 8pm

Big Oil Lied About Creating American Jobs | Care2 Causes

Big Oil Lied About Creating American Jobs | Care2 Causes

Just days ago, President Obama unveiled the American Jobs Act , a proposal that is expected to cost between $300 billion and $400 billion and contain a mix of tax cuts and infrastructure projects. In an attempt to undercut Obama’s jobs plan, the American Petroleum Institute released a report outlining Big Oil’s own jobs plan: A promise to create over one million jobs in the next decade in exchange for free license to drill for oil anywhere they want, on land or at sea. Oh, and they’ll need to expand tar sands oil production too. But a new report by the Democratic staff of the Natural Resources Committee challenges the claim that oil and gas companies are dedicated to American job creation and helping American consumers and the country emerge from its fiscal crisis. The report, “Profits and Pink Slips: How Big Oil and Gas Companies Are Not Creating U.S. Jobs or Paying Their...

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