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VIDEO: Job claims tied to Keystone pipeline expanded like hot-air balloon

Republican lawmakers, conservative media outlets and energy industry lobbyists and spokespeople decried President Obama's decision yesterday to deny a permit for the proposed Keystone XL 1,700-mile pipeline that would have carried tar sands oil from Canada across the Great Plains to refineries on the Gulf Coast. They made much of the jobs the project would have created in the U.S. Was it a thousand jobs? Ten thousand? A hundred thousand? Maybe a million? The estimates seemed to jump every hour the proposal was on the table. Media Matters has released a video tracking the wildly rising estimates, a cautionary note at a time when every potential campaign donor pet project is touted for the alleged jobs would create.
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