Did you actually read what you posted? Even within that presentation , it stated that between 2500 and 4600 jobs would be directly created. All of their negative job claims have the same flaws as what they claim that the Perryman study have - no dat, no facts, only suppositions based upon assumptions that they make in order to put forth their own spiel. Cornell university global labor institute is hardly an independent organization considering how much it supports the "green job" movement.
And of cours there's no bias on Transcanada's part! What possible motive could they have for distorting the jobs numbers?!
Yep, those facts can be pesky can't they, especially when you selectively quote the governor and try to claim he is saying something 180 degrees from what he actually said.
Want to try one more time ?“Just a few days ago, I said that the U.S. Department of State decision to undertake an “in-depth assessment of potential alternative routes” was an opportunity for a common sense solution. Today, we stand here having reached a common sense solution.”
“While there have been a number of factors that have brought us to this point, the catalyst for this extraordinary series of events was the calling of the Special Session. For months, Nebraskans have been clear about our position on the pipeline - we support the pipeline. However, we’re opposed to a route through the environmentally sensitive Sand Hills. Citizens voiced their opinions at public hearings in Atkinson and Lincoln and at the Legislature’s three public hearings. Through our persistence and determination, the State Department heard our concerns. Additionally, TransCanada has heard our concerns and has voluntarily agreed to change the route.”
Why is this institute dedicated to labor studies more concerned with the environment than they are with the impact on labor? It's the Global Labor Institute -- not the Global Environment Institute, right?
But it is amusing to see Republicans getting behind the labor movement.
Perhaps you should try reading their mission statement and you might answer your own question. Look up some of their sponsors from the list I posted. Some are very radical environmental organizations.
Republicans are always on the side of labor............when labor is doing the right thing.
whether we build the pipeline or not, we need to allocate resources to build a lot more electrical infrastructure. our grid is insufficient for the inevitable transition from oil to whatever is next. this should be done publicly, as waiting for it to become profitable is not a viable option.