28 Sep '11, 3pm

To those that claim the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will put America to work, Cornell U. study disagrees: #noKXL

To those that claim the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will put America to work, Cornell U. study disagrees: #noKXL

Among the report's main findings on jobs : Claims about the jobs benefits made by Keystone XL supporters are based on an overall budget of $7 billion--though the portion that has a bearing on US jobs is roughly half of that. The claim that Keystone XL will create 20,000 direct construction and manufacturing jobs in the US is "not substantiated". Rather, TransCanada's figures, submitted to the US State Department, show just 2500-4650 direct construction jobs for two years. As for the claim by oil industry that Keystone XL will create 119,000 total jobs--direct, indirect, and induced jobs--it is "based on flawed and poorly documented study commissioned by TransCanada (the Perryman Group study). Perryman wrongly includes over $1 billion in spending and over 10,000 person-years of employment for a section of the Keystone project in Kansas and Oklahoma that is not part of the K...

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