Myth vs. Fact: Construction of the Keystone XL

MYTH: The construction of the Keystone XL will create few jobs with little potential for employment longevity. FACT: TransCanada has defined project labor agreements. The Keystone XL (KXL) project will support about 20,000 jobs in the U.S. – 13,000 construction jobs and 7,000 manufacturing jobs over two years – representing work for pipefitters, welders, electricians, […]

NEWS: Progress on highway bill but Keystone unresolved: senator (Reuters)

Reuters Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers on a U.S. Senate-House committee are making progress on finalizing a transportation spending bill, Senator Barbara Boxer said on Wednesday, although a provision that would fast-track the Keystone XL crude pipeline is still unresolved. The committee’s starting point is a two-year, $106 billion bill to fund road, bridge […]

NEWS: Massive Canadian oil sands deposit may offer new hope for U.S. fuel security (Fox News)

Fox News by John Roberts Outside of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, America has no energy security plan. The next best thing may lie 500 miles north of the U.S.-Canada border in a remote area of Alberta. Here, in an area roughly the size of Florida, lies the largest single deposit of petroleum anywhere in the […]