06 Nov '11, 6pm

Bogus Job Numbers Used To Sell Keystone XL Pipeline

gather at The White House today to voice opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline plan, one of the major selling points from the pipeline proponents is revealed as flawed and perhaps completely bogus. According to The Washington Post , the prospect of job creation – the reason so many people in America support the pipeline – isn’t as rosy as TransCanada would have us believe. In fact, their numbers don’t add up at all. TransCanada threw out a figure of 20,000 jobs (13,000 construction, 7,000 for suppliers) that would be created directly and indirectly through the pipeline construction process. This is the figure that politicians have used to sell the pipeline to their constituents. But as The Washington Post points out , TransCanada chief executive Russ Girling admits the 20,000 figure is far from honest:

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/bogus-job-numbers-used-sell-key...

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