Canadians are paying more attention to this pipeline music than Americans. But they're not all marching to the tune.
Recently Canada's largest energy workers association, the Communications, Energy, and Paperworks Union (CEP), informed the Ottawa government that they oppose the Keystone XL. Wha-a-t? How can that be? Because the Keystone XL favors American workers over Canadians, although, as we see from other news, it doesn't really favor Americans, either. "According to union president Dave Coles, the pipeline is actually a 'jobs killer' in Canada because it will carry untreated crude to American refineries instead of having the resource turned into fuel and chemicals here. In fact, he cited a new study that estimates Canada will lose 40,500 direct and indirect jobs because of the increased export of raw bitumen."
To be clear, it will also be, in the long run, a jobs killer in America, too. The cost of gasoline is expected to rise about 20 cents a gallon. Just what a depressed economy needs.
Further reading: Listen to the Canadians
The Oil Sands debate in Canada