11 Oct '11, 7pm

Obama’s jobs council hearts environmental destruction

The Fortune 500 CEOs who make up the president's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness are all about building Keystone XL , reinstating deepwater drilling in the Gulf, and fracking up West Virginia. The idea is that these projects will create jobs and economic growth, at least until there's a disaster of some sort that economically depresses an area for an indefinite period of time. But come on, what are the chances of that? Sure, research out of Cornell says Keystone XL in particular could kill more jobs than it creates, but the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says it will "support 250,000 jobs," and have they EVER lied to you?

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-10-11-obamas-jobs-council-...

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