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-- that is supposed to add thousands of jobs for the US economy is something known as the keystone pipeline.
But is chief Washington correspondent James Rosen explains the project is not without its detractors.
We -- This pipeline we will create jobs supporters of the keystone XL pipeline project include the energy industry and big unions like the -- Next you can't yeah much.
Opponents include environmentalists Nobel peace laureates and other unions like to transport workers both sides converged on the Ronald Reagan building for a raucous public comment session.
The State Department will rule soon on whether -- Green -- the proposed 17100 mile pipeline the second engineered by the TransCanada Corp.
and designed to pump 830000.
Barrels of crude oil a day from Alberta to the Gulf Coast.
-- approval of the.
Keystone XL pipeline will almost immediately.
New American jobs here in the United States.
They're over 2400.
That are currently involved with the development of -- -- from 49 different states.
So according to -- Canada's own data supplied to the State Department the project will create no more than 2500.
Direct construction jobs for two years.
And only ten to 15% of the total -- on excel workforce will be hired locally.
Friends of the earth and its allies have challenged the methodology behind the state department's environmental studies.
Which found keystone poses only a limited adverse impact and they've obtained State Department documents showing evidence of close coordination.
Between some officials at state and Paul Elliott a keystone lobbyist who worked on Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.
The secretary has not really met with organizations on this issue we have.
Work to make sure she didn't do this so that we would be absolutely balanced and fair.
Clinton's aides insist no final decision on keystone has been made but the secretary herself told -- San Francisco audience a year ago.
That state is inclined to approve the project because quote -- either going to be dependent on dirty oil from the Persian gulf.
Or dirty oil from Canada.
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