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Commentary - Pipeline pushers strain to justify job creation

Published 01/13/2012, Alexandria Echo Press

Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (December 23 Echo Press) used up an enormous number of words and space trying to convince us that the Keystone XL Pipeline would create lots of jobs. Aside from the morally murky notion that one created job offsets the asthma and heart disease caused by air pollution, the billions lost in the floods, droughts and wind storms seen this past decade ($52 billion in the U.S. in 2011), and the environmental degradation caused by tar sands oil, he's just plain wrong about how pipelines create jobs.

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