Myth That Keystone XL Creates Jobs


The Nation Of Change has the story Myth That Keystone XL Creates Jobs Perpetuated by Oil Lobby, Parroted by Congress’s Oil Recipients.

An oil contractor hired by the State Department reported it would create between 5,000 and 6,000 temporary jobs, while an independent study by Cornell University found it would create only 500 to 1,400 temporary jobs. Once the costs of the increased pollution and risk of oil spills is factored in, Cornell found, the jobs impact is likely to be negative.
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Pipeline supporters Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), Judy Biggert (R-IL), and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) even own TransCanada stock.

I am shocked to find out that Republican leaders in Congress who stand to directly benefit from the pipeline are lying to me. Shocked, I tell you!

We should require members of Congress to reveal their financial interests in all legislation they are either proposing, blocking, or voting on.  Misleading the public on their self-interest should be punishable by jail time.

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