Five Facts And One Big Lie: A Closer Look At The Oil Lobby's Keystone XL Jobs Claims

January 12, 2012 6:04 pm ET

With the 2012 presidential election rapidly approaching, the oil lobby is pushing harder than ever to frame the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXL) as a "job creator." However, TransCanada (the Canadian company behind the pipeline), the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have used massively inflated statistics. In fact, KXL would create few permanent jobs.

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