The Keystone XL pipeline would only create 35 full-time, permanent jobs

January 26, 2017 by  
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President Donald Trump seems to think the words ‘create jobs ‘ grant him the ability to forgo any fact-checking. He’s said he supports the Keystone XL pipeline because it would create 28,000 jobs , but it turns out the controversial project would generate a mere 35 full-time, permanent jobs. Trump’s mysterious 28,000 number doesn’t originate in TransCanada’s government application or the State Department’s years-long study of the pipeline, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Instead, they say the pipeline would create 35 full-time, permanent jobs, and maybe 15 temporary contractor positions. Back in 2014 the State Department provided that 35-job figure in their 11-page report. The pipeline would also create 3,900 “person years of employment.” Related: Trump signs executive actions to reinstate Keystone and Dakota Access Pipeline Let’s dig into that “person years of employment” figure. According to the NRDC, that number means there’s enough pipeline construction work for 3,900 people to work full-time for one year. But since the pipeline could take two years, the NRDC said “a more realistic way to view this number is 1,950 full-time construction jobs lasting for the two year timeline of the project’s construction.” Those jobs could benefit thousands of people, but the figure isn’t even close to 28,000 jobs. The 35 full-time positions would work in TransCanada’s Nebraska office and monitor day to day operations for the pipeline. The reasons against the pipeline that led to President Barack Obama’s rejection still hold true today. According to NRDC, “It’s an environmental disaster waiting to happen, a climate-wrecking project with no place in today’s energy mix, and it’s not in America’s national interest.” They said the pipeline will benefit Canadian oil companies far more than the American economy. If Trump actually wants to create jobs instead of just blathering about it, he should take a closer look at renewable energy – the growing industry could add not 28,000, but millions of jobs . Via Natural Resources Defense Council Images via Wikimedia Commons and NRDC pix on Flickr

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Rogue national park tweets climate change facts in defiance of Donald Trump

January 25, 2017 by  
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Whoever runs the Twitter account for Badlands National Park is a national hero. After the Trump Administration imposed a social media blackout on the National Park Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, Badlands Park fired off a series of tweets that flew in the face of president Donald Trump’s stated beliefs on climate change – only to have those messages removed from the account just hours later. On Tuesday Badlands National Park’s Twitter account was flush with statements such as “Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years. #climate” and “Burning one gallon of gasoline puts nearly 20 lbs of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. #climate” As Time notes, the tweets came in the aftermath of a brief suspension of all National Park accounts. The act required the U.S. Department of the Interior to suspend operations of its Twitter account after the National Park Services official account retweeted two posts that didn’t reflect well on the Trump Administration. According to Recode , the Park Service issued an apology that said the tweets were a mistake, which apparently earned back its Twitter privileges. And while it might have displeased the president, the posts helped the NPS Twitter account jump from 7,000 on Monday to 60,000 on Tuesday. Related: Trump signs executive actions to reinstate Keystone and Dakota Access Pipeline The kerfuffle comes amidst an even bigger one on the same day that saw Trump sign executive orders aimed at advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines . Trump told reporters at the Oval Office he planned to “renegotiate some of the terms” on the projects, but that he would seek to “get that pipeline built,” while issuing other executive actions requiring the pipelines be built in the U.S. with U.S. materials. + Badands National Park Twitter Via Time and Recode Images via Stefan Fussan and Recode  

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Episode 5: How to buy clean energy; when green marketing actually works

November 13, 2015 by  
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Step behind the headlines in sustainable business with the GreenBiz 350 podcast. Up this week: life after Keystone XL and a guide to investing in renewable energy.

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President Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline citing concerns about climate change

November 6, 2015 by  
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After much ongoing debate, President Barack Obama vetoed legislation to approve further construction on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline .  What makes the announcement particularly exciting is that Obama cited environmental concerns, and particularly concerns about climate change, as his reason for issuing the veto. With the move, the President is proving himself to be a leader when it comes to taking action against global  climate change. Read the rest of President Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline citing concerns about climate change

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The Keystone-style pipeline you probably didn’t know about

February 24, 2015 by  
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You’ve heard of the Keystone XL pipeline , but you’ve likely never heard of a new pipeline in Wisconsin that would make Keystone look minuscule in comparison. This 42-inch diameter crude oil pipeline is currently buried under every major waterway in that state, but plans for its massive expansion are slated for next year. Read the rest of The Keystone-style pipeline you probably didn’t know about Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Enbridge , keystone , keystone pipeline , keystone xl , Line 61 , oil pipeline , tar sands

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Senate votes in favor of Keystone XL, Obama maintains threat to veto

January 30, 2015 by  
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The U.S. Senate voted 62-36 in favor of the highly-contested Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday (1/29), with nine Democrats joining Republicans to show support for the $8 billion project that would transport 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada’s Tar Sands to the Gulf Coast. Following the vote, the Obama administration reiterated their stance that they will veto any bill that looks to expedite approval for Keystone XL, instead opting to wait for U.S. State Department to complete its investigation as to whether or not the pipeline is in national interests. Sign this petition if you want to see Obama veto Keystone XL. Read the rest of Senate votes in favor of Keystone XL, Obama maintains threat to veto Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , crude oil , Environment , keystone , keystone xl , obama , oil , oil industry , pipeline , senate , Sierra Club , state department , tar sands

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Obama’s veto on Keystone pipeline will likely hold

January 12, 2015 by  
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Good news for the environment:  President Obama’s veto on the Keystone XL pipeline bill will likely stand, with the Senate being about four votes shy of being able to override his decision. Senator John Hoeven said on Fox News Sunday that the bill he sponsored , allowing the project to “move forward out of the hands of the State Department,” will not continue. Read the rest of Obama’s veto on Keystone pipeline will likely hold Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: keystone , keystone pipeline , keystone pipeline veto , Keystone pipeline vote , Keystone XL Pipeline , Obama keystone pipeline , obama keystone pipeline veto , Obama veto , senate keystone override , senate override , Veto

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Natural wooden skateboard is not barking up the wrong tree

January 12, 2015 by  
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French artist Mr. Plant has unveiled a built-to-scale skateboard from natural wood, including a bark overlay on the underside. Mr. Plant, also known as Christophe Guinet, designed this rustic deck for his “Natural Skateboarding” project. Guinet is responsible for other nature-based art projects, including “Just Grow It” in which he transformed Nike shoes into flower planters . Via Fubiz All images ©  Christophe Guinet . Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , Christophe Guinet , Design , French Art , french artist , Mr. Plant , nature art , skateboard , skateboarding

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Dramatic Video Captures Rebirth of the River Zin in Israel’s Negev Desert

January 12, 2015 by  
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Some lucky Israeli residents of the Negev Desert’s Wadi Zim region got to see something truly incredible as a dramatic video posted to YouTube captured the rebirth of the River Zin. Within seconds, the dry riverbed, also known as nahal in Hebrew and wadi in Arabic, is overwhelmed by gushing water as the dozens of spectators and one excited dog watch in awe. Read the rest of Dramatic Video Captures Rebirth of the River Zin in Israel’s Negev Desert Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Beersheba , biblical , Dead Sea , Drought , dry riverbed , flooding , Israel , nahal , Negev Desert , rain , Ramon Crater , River Zin , WADI , water issues

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Senate Votes to Stop Keystone Pipleline – For Now

November 19, 2014 by  
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The Keystone Pipeline is dead – for now. The US Senate voted Tuesday to block a measure that would have allowed construction on the controversial pipeline. The measure fell short by one solitary vote, which means that though the project is on the shelf for now, it could very well be showing up in congress again this January, when Republicans take control of the Senate . Read the rest of Senate Votes to Stop Keystone Pipleline – For Now Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmental destruction , environmental policy , environmental politics , environmental vote , keystone pipeline , Keystone pipeline senate vote , Keystone pipeline vote , Keystone Pipeline XL , Keystone senate vote , Keystone vote , keystone xl , transcanada pipeline , US Canada pipeline , US Senate

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