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Sat May 6, 2017, 09:28 AM

A Few Shitty Jobs, Enormous Pollution Potential, But Trump Clowns Salivating For Pipeline

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“If you created just 10 jobs here,” said Rusty Foster, a Perkins County commissioner in South Dakota, “that would be a big impact to the economy.” (Foster is another of those local officials denying the science of climate change: “It says in the Bible the world’s going to come to an end. You may be able to prolong it. I don’t think so. God will decide when it’s over.”) “I want to see ‘American made’ again. That’s what I love,” said Vivian Sounder, owner of the Pioneer Auto Museum in Murdo, South Dakota, comparing the pipeline and its use of American steel to the 275 American built classic cars housed in her showroom.

But the reality is different. In March, the administration clarified that the XL will be exempt from Trump’s directive on the use of American-produced materials, as TransCanada had already signed production contracts for the pipe. Half of the steel will come from an Indian-owned plant in Arkansas, while the remaining 50% will be imported from India, Canada and Italy.

Trump’s claims on job creation were also misleading. According to analysis published by the president’s state department, the pipeline will create around only 3,900 direct construction jobs, with a total workforce of 16,100. There will be an additional 26,000 jobs created indirectly by the project. Pivotally, almost all of these positions are temporary, projected to last two years at most. Estimates suggest just 50 permanent jobs will be created by the construction.

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About a quarter-mile up the road is the TransCanada pump station where the XL is set to link with the existing Keystone. It hums quietly on top of a hill where it is surrounded by wind turbines that emit red flashing lights as darkness rolls in.
Around this time last year the pipeline had leaked further up its route in South Dakota, spilling nearly 17,000 gallons of oil. It was discovered, not by leak detection technology, but by a passerby who spotted oil seeping to the surface.

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/04/keystone-xl-pipeline-route-trump-job-claim-myth

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Sat May 6, 2017, 09:44 AM

1. I kind of like his title Clown Trump and his followers are Trump Clowns. sums it up nicely Thank yo

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Sat May 6, 2017, 10:31 PM

2. Now, THERE'S a headline !

Pity the M$M won't use truthful phrasing like that.

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