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Cornell GLI Study Finds Keystone XL Pipeline Will Create Few Jobs
Previous Studies Are Misleading; Project May Kill More Jobs Than It Creates.
Jobs will be temporary and between 85-90% of the people hired to do the work will be non-local or from out of state.50% of the steel will come from
Job losses would be caused by additional fuel costs in the Midwest. Even one year of fuel price increases as a result of Keystone XL could cancel out
some or all of the jobs created by the project.
The pipeline is actually an extension of existing pipeline, currently ending in the Midwest, most of that oil is refined there and consumed there,
which has helped keep gas and oil prices relatively low there. Once/if the pipeline is completed, most of that oil that is currently consumed in the
Midwest will flow South (mostly to Texas) where it will be refined and MOST EXPORTED. TransCanada’s existing contracts and business plans indicate
mostly for Asia and Europe.
TransCanada has, at the request of Nebraska’s REPUBLICAN Gov. Dave Heineman (who called legislators in to a special session on the issue) ALREADY
AGREED TO CHANGE THE ROUTE OF THE PROPOSED PIPELINE. The old route crossed over an aquifer that provides ONE THIRD of the irrigation water used in the
US. Nebraskans were legitimately concerned about this fact. Just u-tube gulf of mexico health issues....
Tarsands extraction is described as the most environmentally destructive project on earth.Not only is this process extremely energy and water
intensive, but it leaves behind a mix of toxic chemicals, salt, water, silt, clay and hydrocarbons, which can not be released back into the water
supply so are left in large toxic lakes. The livelihoods and rights of Canada’s First Nations communities are being seriously affected by the
tarsands industry. Many indigenous people live by hunting, trapping and fishing, and this is being significantly restricted for fear of toxic
contamination. In some areas rates of cancer and immune related illnesses have increased and high levels of toxins have been found in local rivers.
Canada’s Tar Sands are a devastation on a scale that could be only described as biblical lying in the heart of Canada’s boreal forest wilderness.
Toxic lakes of industrial waste that can be seen from space.
here's some pictures:
edit on 25-2-2012 by AliceBlackman because: removed non relevant paragraph