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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Article Highlights 10 Key Numbers From State Department's Keystone XL Pipeline Report

From The Washington Post:
On Friday, the State Department released it final environmental impact statement on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport heavy crude oil extracted from bitumen deposits in Canada to the United States. Here are 10 key numbers from the analysis you need to know:
1,950. That’s how many construction workers would be employed for two years in Kansas, Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota to build the Keystone pipeline’s northern leg, according to the analysis. Several unions are lobbying for the project because it would create well-paying jobs. It would support 50 annual jobs once in operation, the report says.
Anywhere from 270,833 to 5,708,833. That’s how many cars would have to drive on U.S. roads to release the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide that would enter the atmosphere from  830,000 barrels of oil moving through the pipeline each day. Put another way, that’s enough energy to power 64,935 to 1,368,631 homes. One of the reasons so many environmentalists oppose TransCanada’s proposal is because it would  increase global carbon emissions.
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