Seeming overlooked during yesterday's (11/16/14) interview on ABC's "ThisWeek", Russ Girling, current CEO of "TransCanada"... the company behind the Keystone XL Pipeline... conceded a claim by Reuters last year that, once constructed, the Keystone XL would produce as few as "FIFTY permanent jobs." But, he went on to argue, that the number did not take into account the nearly "9,000 temporary construction jobs" or the estimated "42,000 'indirect' jobs (from new businesses along the construction route)."
More below the fold.
Seriously? These are the “jobs, jobs, jobs” Republicans have been promising? The very thought that this country may risk certain environmental disaster to create fewer jobs over TWO years than it needs every TWO weeks just to keep up with population growth, is unfathomable. Tell me we’re not being ruled by people THAT dumb!
Remember when supporters of the pipeline were claiming as many as "one MILLION new jobs?" (pinky to corner of mouth.)
Worse, construction of the pipeline will produce an economic dead zone along it's 1.200 mile route... half of which has ALREADY BEEN BUILT. Steel pipe for the pipeline has ALREADY BEEN PURCHASED FROM INDIA, so there are no jobs to be gained there either.
I've been reporting on the nonsense surrounding the Keystone XL Pipeline for years now and see looming disaster on the horizon as Congress foolishly considers approving this White Elephant all in the name of possibly helping out one DINO Democratic Senator (Mary Landrieu) who... two weeks after Democrats suffered huge losses by conceding their opponent positions on the issues... still thinks agreeing with her opponent on the #KXL is her path to victory.
Have we learned NOTHING?
7:23 AM PT: Correction: Original source of "50 jobs" citation should read "Reuters", not "Associated Press". - Mugsy