Thursday, July 5, 2012

FoxNews botches story on Keystone XL pipeline

Fox is claiming that 114,000 U.S. veterans are heading north of the border to build the Canadian portion of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The jobs are "not at all related to the Keystone pipeline," according to the company that is recruiting workers in Alberta, Canada.

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is recruiting for four companies in Alberta , but not TransCanada, the corporation behind the Keystone XL pipeline.

EEDC Spokesperson Renee Worrell said that those jobs were for everything from road work to downtown development to oil and gas projects, but are "not at all related to the Keystone pipeline."

Many American do not understand the purpose of the Keystone XL pipeline which will not improve the US oil capacity. The pipeline will terminate in Port Arthur, TX form which the oil will be shipped overseas to europe and Latin America.

This project is unlikely to create many long term jobs in the US.

Ted Truner published an article about his concerns about the pipeline:

The purpose of Keystone XL is to bring tar sands crude oil through the United States to Gulf Coast refineries. The route through the United States is actually the oil industry's second choice: Transporting the oil west from Alberta to the Pacific Coast would be shorter and much cheaper, but Canadians concerned about environmental impacts and threats to native people's lands are challenging that route, and with good reason. The existing and potential environmental impacts along the 2,000-mile pipeline route are profound.

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