Keystone XL is not gonna give you millions of clean energy jobs

The most recent blog post from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) talks about green jobs and how tar sands pipelines don’t spell green jobs no matter how hard you try.  The story goes on to say:

The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness released a report yesterday that presents a compelling case why the clean energy sector is critical to the United States’ economic recovery and future job growth.  TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not only inconsistent with our country’s energy goals, it would strengthen ongoing efforts to derail the growth of clean energy in the United States.

As the Council notes, the nation currently risks falling behind its international competitors in the clean energy industry and losing its leadership position in one of the largest growth industries of the 21st century – an industry that now employs over 2.7 million Americans. The growth of these clean energy jobs is being imperiled by the Canadian tar sands lobby, which is actively working to undermine the emerging clean energy industry in the United States. While building Keystone XL would result in a few short term construction jobs, so would dismantling our nation’s clean energy manufacturing plants. Either would threaten a rapidly growing clean energy industry which could put millions of Americans back to work.

Read more here: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/aswift/keystone_xl_is_at_odds_with_mi.html

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