15 Nov '11, 6pm

Food and Water Watch Report Exposes Lies About Oil and Gas Industry Jobs Claims

A report released today by Food and Water Watch (FWW ) titled, "Exposing the Oil and Gas Industry’s False Jobs Promise for Shale Gas Development: How Methodological Flaws Grossly Exaggerate Jobs Projections ," exposes one of the key lies at the heart of the domestic oil and gas debate in the United States — inflated jobs potential. “ The oil and gas industry has tried to stand on three legs, claiming that shale gas is good for the environment, good for American energy security and good for the economy. The first two legs have already been kicked out, and our new analysis kicks out the third,” said Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter in a press release . “They have no legs left to stand on.” Jobs Numbers Hugely Overestimated FWW 's study hones in on the arguments made in the July 2011 report written by the Public Policy Institute of New York State (PPINYS )...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/food-and-water-watch-report-exp...

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