Radiohead Should Stick to Kid A, Not Keystone XL
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With Canada's oil sands, it isn't a question of if it'll be developed but where the oil will flow–something Radiohead doesn't get. Will it go south to the United States and power our economic growth, or will it go west to the Pacific Coast and across the ocean to China? The Keystone XL project will make sure that oil grows the U.S. economy and creates jobs here, which is why the Chamber just launched the Partnership to Fuel America.
As Hot Air's Jazz Shaw saw first-hand in Canada, jobs are being created already in Canada from oil sands development:
The exploration and development of oils sands in Canada is producing tens of thousands of jobs even as we speak. (The industry is currently staffing more than 21,000 high paying jobs just in the Fort McMurray area where I was staying. Suncor employs over 5,000 direct workers, with another 5,000 as contractors or indirect employees.) And they’re not all in Canada. The benefits reach out to us here in the United States. Among other things, the companies purchase some of those giant pieces of earth moving equipment I showed you from Caterpillar, right here in the USA.
If the State Department finally lets the Keystone XL project proceed, "some 250,000 jobs and $20 billion of investment in the United States" would be generated.
Pardon me, but I'm going to listen to "The Bends" instead of worrying about Radiohead jumping onto the latest anti-energy fad.