11 Jan '12, 3pm

Don't be fooled - the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not a jobs plan, but an oil export plan

You’ll hear the GOP, the American Petroleum Institute, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce make wild claims about the job creation potential of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Don’t be fooled. The pipeline company itself admits only “a few hundred permanent jobs” are created by Keystone XL. The debate over whether Keystone XL creates jobs is a convenient diversion from something oil company backers don’t want you to know: this is an export pipeline to help them access foreign markets and bypass the United States. Oil companies will make bigger profits and oil prices for Americans will increase . That’s not a project that helps Americans. It’s a project that helps Big Oil. Video: CNN posted this interview with a TransCanada executive who admits that permanent jobs would only number "in the hundreds, certainly not in the thousands" from Montana down to Houston. Thanks to Me...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ddroitsch/dont_be_foole...

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