Paul Wells on Keystone, Barack Obama and Stephen Harper

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  1. Will Truman says:

    Never bet on anything until the ink is dry, but I’ve read from more than one place that the people close to Obama want Keystone to go through, or at least don’t want to die on that particular hill. So I (a proponent) am optimistic.Report

  2. Stillwater says:

    It would be a good thing if Obama really was catering to the enviros on this, it seems to me. I’m undecided about the merits of the project myself, but reflexively – given the history of long pipelines – I find myself opposed.

    I find this criticism a bit confusing, tho:

    I don’t believe the President’s claim that it would only create 2000 jobs – that’s just ludicrous – and I don’t believe that he believes it, either.

    You’re calling him a liar, apparently on the premise that there is reliable data regarding the number of long term jobs created which he is aware of. Is there? I mean, in the quotation you’re referring to he explicitly excludes construction jobs from his equation. I also remember some Keystone advocates saying the project would create 1.5 million jobs.

    So, the right answer will be found somewhere within that narrow range.Report

  3. Jaybird says:

    Are they going to be sending us liters or gallons?Report