Thursday, January 29, 2015

U.S. Senate celebrates 5 major pipeline leaks and/or explosions this month by approving Keystone XL

Every GOP senator who voted, voted for Keystone XL and so did nine Democrats: Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Tom Carper of Delaware, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Jon Tester of Montana and Mark Warner of Virginia.
      Mitch McConnell (R-Agitprop, KY) said the Canadian export pipeline would create 42,000 jobs, citing a ridiculous State Department estimate:
An appendix to the State Department report, for instance, says that 634 people would be employed in the “arts, entertainment and recreation services” in the United States as a result of Keystone — and only 138 of those jobs would be in the construction states.
McConnell's most shameless whopper was his assertion that "Constructing Keystone would pump billions into our economy" when TransCanada's own email revealed that the company thinks the pipeline could increase what U.S. Midwesterners pay for oil BY ALMOST TWO BILLION DOLLARS per year.

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