19 Dec '11, 9pm

Link fixed: Construction of KXL may actually destroy more jobs than it generates. #NOKXL #cdnpoli

Allow me to bury the lead. The Keystone XL pipeline is a climate disaster. I reiterate this, at the risk of what David Roberts calls “public flatulism,” because this post is about jobs, and I don’t want anyone to infer that any amount of jobs would justify committing climate suicide. IEA’s warnings against imminent climate “lock-in” mean that any major investment in long-lived, capital-intensive fossil-fuel infrastructure must now be considered flatly immoral. So we quibble about jobs at the risk of blurring this moral line when we should be sharpening it. I hope I have mitigated that risk by naming it, because we also need to talk about this jobs thing. The only independent analysis of the jobs impact of the Keystone XL Pipeline concludes: The construction of KXL will create far fewer jobs in the US than its proponents have claimed and may actually destroy more jobs than ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-12-19-frame-out-why-rep...

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foe.org 25 Dec '11, 5pm

After traveling through the Keystone XL pipeline, tar sands oil would be brought to facilities in Texas to be further refi...