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....spending billions quickly, then enjoying a steady economic return over the decades.
Enbridge’s $5.5-billion Northern Gateway pipeline will do that and more, the firm says.
According to Enbridge’s estimates, the pipeline will create about 400 direct and indirect permanent jobs along its route.
As well, it will generate 1,150 jobs across Canada in the manufacturing of equipment (such as monitoring and pumping) and the provision of specialized services (such as maintenance) to keep the line.
For a town of 1,300 people, Taylor has a very large industrial base and calls itself "The Industrial Capital of the North". Industrial plants include the Westcoast Energy's McMahon plant for natural gas processing with sulfur recovery and cogeneration, two straddle plants which extract ethane and other impurities from liquid natural gas, Fiberco Pulp's chemi-thermomechanical pulp mill, Peace River Greenhouses' silviculture facility for reforestation projects, and several smaller sawmills.
Originally posted by CosmicEgg
Sounds like the company won't be the one investing the billions to build it either. Seems like another ploy to further impoverish those already finding it hard to make ends meet. I'm sure there's a better solution than oil. I'm sure there are other ways to improve employment prospects without destroying so much in the process. Perhaps that quick "fix" (as they want you to believe) has a price tag that's just too high over the long term.
Mr. Coutu is President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Oil Sands Limited and Chairman of Syncrude Canada Ltd., one of Canada’s largest oil sands projects.
Originally posted by LiberalSceptic
reply to post by boncho
Well as I have written before; the development of our society is not being done to benefit humans in general, but to benefit the pockets of those in control.
Most development plans are being done short-term, to generate as much money as possible and not to do as much good as possible.
Originally posted by C0bzz
Where should the energy to power transportation come from then? Bear in mind that oil is rarely used for electricity in north america, instead oil is used for transportation which wind and solar cannot power directly.