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Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Keystone Pipeline Will Ship The World’s Dirtiest Oil, Risking Even More Oil Spills, In Exchange For 35 New Jobs

Perhaps you’ve heard about the oil spill in Arkansas?

The one that Exxon doesn’t really have to pay for?

The one that looks like this?

It’s with this spill in mind that we should consider the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which is wildly popular because people think it will create jobs. It will create jobs: 35 of them. Yes, we’re considering building a giant pipeline across the United States that could produce spills that make what’s happening in Arkansas look like a puddle… for 35 whole permanent jobs.

Why? Because big oil has the kind of money to sell the world anything, even a climate catastrophe.

Let Stephen Colbert explain:

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  • JDavidS

    This isn’t the first spill… it won’t be the last. Is this what you want?

  • ralphkr

    Oh, I beg to differ as I am sure that the XL shall create thousands of jobs…just not permanent jobs. After all, it takes thousands of people to clean up a major spill. With the proposed XL thinner metal and more corrosive than normal contents there should be a myriad of major spills. The good news is that it shall give all the people who used to depend upon the Ogallala Aquifer something to do after it has been poisoned by spills.