For 42,000 jobs, sounds like a no-brainer.
Former President George W. Bush said building the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline is a “no-brainer” for economic growth.
“I think the goal of the country ought to be, ‘How do we grow the private sector?’ ” Bush said at a Pittsburgh luncheon with energy executives, according to DeSmog Blog.
“If private-sector growth is the goal and Keystone pipeline creates 20,000 new private-sector jobs, build the damn thing,” Bush said.
The State Department says the proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline would create 42,100 direct and indirect positions — about 3,900 of them being construction jobs — during the two-year construction phase. The agency says it would contribute 35 permanent jobs after construction.