Exposed: Canadian Oil and Gas Workers, Many Unions, Now Oppose Keystone

Peter Rugh | Occupy.com | May 29, 2013

As President Obama weighs whether to give the Keystone XL pipeline his approval, climate scientists have warned that the volume of greenhouse gases released by the pipeline could push the planet over a climate tipping point. Proponents of the pipeline — which would pump 900,0000 barrels a day of bitumen crude from Alberta's boreal forests to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico — promise that the economic benefits far out weigh whatever environmental damage ensues. Touting jobs numbers that have long been debunked, a large portion of American labor leadership is still providing working-class cover for the project's corporate backers. - See more at: http://www.occupy.com/article/exposed-canadian-oil-and-gas-workers-many-...

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