Jobs or the Environment?
The proposed 1,700-mile pipeline that would carry crude oil from the Canada oil sands to the U.S Gulf Coast has spurred new arguments in today's presidential campaigns and among the general public.
Many environmentalists have protested that if any leaks occur, the U. S is the one that will pay the price. Another argument is that the crude oil isn's staying close to home. It most likely is going to Europe or Asia. However, supporters of the pipeline are gunning for the jobs that the pipeline's construction and maintenance will create. The current state of the proposal has driven many supporters to question how high employment is on the priority list.
The article doesn't give any specific numbers as to how many jobs this pipeline would create. If that had been given I would have a more concrete position on this, but for now I cannot see any benefit that this pipeline would give to the U.S. However if the job positions number in the hundreds of thousands, I would say that's a fair proposal.