“FACT CHECK: Obama Understates Keystone XL jobs”

The AP gave Obama’s statements on Keystone XL jobs the fact-check treatment and found the President “correctly characterized the project’s overall effect on U.S. employment but underestimated the number of jobs it would create.”


President Barack Obama has revived debate about the number of jobs that would be created by the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. The 1,700-mile pipeline would carry oil from tar sands in Alberta to refineries in the Houston area, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. During a jobs speech Tuesday in Tennessee, Obama downplayed the pipeline’s effect on jobs, calling it a “blip” compared with the overall economy. He also made that point in an interview with The New York Times last week.

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