IFG Report: Billionaires’ Carbon Bomb – Fig. 10

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The Kochs stand to make over 1 million times more than the average Keystone KXL worker over the life of the KXL Pipeline. That figure is calculated by comparing the Kochs’ potential profits of $100B over the lifetime of the project to the annual wages anticipated for average KXL workers for a two-year contract ($100,000) constructing the pipeline. Very few jobs are projected to be created through the construction of Keystone XL pipeline, but those few jobs are dangerous and toxic.

President Obama told The New York Times, “Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator. There is no evidence that that’s true. The most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline, which might take a year or two, and then after that we’re talking about somewhere between 50 and 100 jobs in an economy of 150 million working people.”

For further information, please continue reading the full report here (p.13).
To take action, please sign the UNITY LETTER against the Keystone XL Pipeline, in partnership with 350.org and other organizations.
Click here to watch an anti-KXL video message from Lakota youth to President Obama.

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