01 Oct '11, 5pm

Cornell: Keystone XL jobs ... aren't as numerous as the oil companies want them to be

Cornell: Keystone XL jobs ... aren't as numerous as the oil companies want them to be

Proponents of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project would like you to believe that, if approved, its construction will put hundreds of thousands of Americans to work. This is plainly untrue, according to a new report by the Cornell University Global Labor Institute . TransCanada, the Canadian company behind the project, has spent the past few years making ambitious claims about the jobs that would be created by construction of the pipeline, which would carry diluted bitumen (or DilBit) crude 1,700 miles across six Great Plains states, 1,904 waterways, and the nation’s largest freshwater aquifer. These jobs claims have grown more optimistic as the project has found itself the subject of increased scrutiny. This National Wildlife Federation post rounds up TransCanada’s mysteriously rising jobs claims: In 2008, a report included in TransCanada’s Presidential Permit a...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/blog/pipeline-jobs-are-a-pipe-drea...

Tweets

Cornell Report Busts Myth of Keystone XL Job Cr...

desmogblog.com 30 Sep '11, 12am

Proponents of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project would like you to believe that, if approved, its construction...

USDA: Advanced biofuel payouts will create jobs, jobs and even more jobs

USDA: Advanced biofuel payouts will create jobs...

green.autoblog.com 30 Sep '11, 7pm

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Payments to Producers in 41 States to Expand the Production and Availability of Ad...

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 p...

treehugger.com 28 Sep '11, 3pm

Among the report's main findings on jobs : Claims about the jobs benefits made by Keystone XL supporters are based on an o...

New blog post: Under Construction

New blog post: Under Construction

blog.dk.sg 01 Oct '11, 5am

Those of you who have been on the internet long enough would remember the homepage era where almost every homepage has a U...

My only dream is about you and I

adelogy.wordpress.com 03 Oct '11, 2pm

The first time, it was an evolvement, perhaps a once in a lifetime happening. But, fireworks are too enticing. Boats would...

Stay hungry. Stay foolish. -Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

mrbrown.com 06 Oct '11, 12am

Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs (1955-2011) Seen on Facebook: Not quite sure what kind of cleaning service this is The S in iPho...

Gonna be great: Protesters planning to gather outside Obama's fundraiser in St. Louis on Tues: #nokxl

Gonna be great: Protesters planning to gather o...

itsgettinghotinhere.org 02 Oct '11, 6pm

This Tuesday, we are planning an action for President Obama’s fundraising stop in St. Louis. I sent this letter to my fami...

New Mexicans Up, Up and Away to Highlight Jobs ...

care2.com 02 Oct '11, 5am

Every day since before President Obama took office I have read and heard about our jobs crisis. And every day I have watch...

Partisans Prepare for Keystone XL Hearings:

green.blogs.nytimes.com 26 Sep '11, 10pm

Partisans Prepare for Keystone XL Hearings By DAN FROSCH Associated Press Protests over the pipeline in front of the White...

State Dept sued over Keystone XL #tarsands #noK...

treehugger.com 05 Oct '11, 6pm

"It's outrageous that TransCanada is already clearing the way for the Keystone XL pipeline before the public has had a cha...

Organic Farming Could Grow Even More Jobs with Better Policy Support

Organic Farming Could Grow Even More Jobs with ...

greenbiz.com 30 Sep '11, 8pm

Money can grow on trees, and so can jobs -- if those trees are organic. That's the finding of a new report calling for new...

Who actually knows where money comes from? Check out The New Economics Foundation's explanation and ideas for change

Who actually knows where money comes from? Chec...

neweconomics.org 29 Sep '11, 10am

Bank reform will fail without action on credit creation, warns nef 29 September 2011 The proposals of the Independent Comm...

Green jobs by the numbers

Green jobs by the numbers

grist.org 04 Oct '11, 7pm

Cross-posted from the Center for American Progress . This post was coauthored by Susan Lyon , special assistant for energy...

Obama’s jobs council hearts environmental destr...

grist.org 11 Oct '11, 7pm

The Fortune 500 CEOs who make up the president's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness are all about building Keystone XL , ...

Partisans Rev Up for Keystone XL Hearings: Publ...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 26 Sep '11, 8pm

Associated Press Protests in front of the White House this summer led to over 1,000 arrests. Opponents and supporters of t...