18 Jan '12, 5pm

Clean energy policies create more jobs than #Keystone:

Clean energy policies create more jobs than #Keystone:

Obama is poised to reject Keystone XL this afternoon, so brace for a lot of Republican bellyaching about how he obviously doesn’t care about jobs. There is a problem with this line of argument, and it’s that it is nonsense. Don’t believe us? Check out this graph, from ThinkProgress , which shows how Obama administration policies like the much-maligned loan guarantee program and the EPA toxic pollution rule will create many, many more jobs than Keystone construction: The estimate TP uses for the Keystone jobs is on the low end of the estimates out there, but it’s also derived from one of the only independent studies on the question. The study’s authors have also made their methodology transparent, which isn’t the case for some of those studies predicting hundreds of thousands of jobs. Plus, the jobs that Keystone will create may not benefit the counties that are bearing the...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/clean-energy-policies-create-more-j...

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