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Two thousand? Keystone backers wonder where Obama got his low job-creation numbers

President Obama has been selecting statistical sources which suit his purposes, in direct opposition to his own administration’s draft report on the Keystone XL project.

“The analysis released earlier this year by the U.S. State Department found that the pipeline would support 42,100 jobs during the one- to two-year construction period, with total wages of about US$2-billion, although only 35 permanent and temporary jobs will remain once Keystone XL is fully operational.

Rather than relying on the State Department findings, Obama appears to be basing his estimate on an anti-pipeline study by the Cornell University Global Labor Institute.”