Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Just how many jobs will the Keystone pipeline bring?

How many permanent jobs would the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline bring?
How many permanent jobs would the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline bring?

The debate over whether President Barack Obama should approve the Keystone XL pipeline often turns to jobs, but should it? Liberal CNN Crossfire host Van Jones says the pipeline is not the jobs creator supporters talk it up to be.

"Every time we have a show, somebody says something ... about Keystone, and somehow Keystone is going to create all these jobs," Jones said in the Feb. 3 episode of Crossfire. "Then it turns out, look at the actual numbers. It turns out the actual numbers are 3,900 temporary jobs in the construction sector and 35 permanent jobs."

35 jobs sounds awfully low. But Jones is right. Click here to find out why.