State Department report finds Keystone pipeline would create 42,000 jobs

The Keystone XL pipeline has been criticized by environmentalists for carrying oil, but Steve Goreham, author of The Mad Mad Mad World of Climatism, says they are missing the point: “If approved, the Keystone XL pipeline will carry 830,000 barrels of oil per day from the Canadian oil sands and U.S. oil fields to Gulf Coast refineries. A State Department review published this month [March] concluded that the oil will be mined whether the pipeline is built or not, so the difference in greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant. The report also found that the pipeline would create over 42,000 jobs. Plus, it could replace 45 percent of U.S. oil imports from the Persian Gulf, boosting our economy and increasing our energy independence.”

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About the Author: Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is the executive director and co-founder of CFACT.