March 2012, Vol. 239 No. 3


Contractors Highlight Importance of Keystone XL To U.S. Job Creation

A number of U.S. firms have joined TransCanada Corp. in stating how they will create thousands of American jobs building the Keystone XL pipeline, the largest privately financed infrastructure project now on the books. The companies sought to reinforce the fact that construction of the privately financed $7 billion oil pipeline means work for their employees during a period when the American economy needs jobs – 20,000 jobs in construction and manufacturing. TransCanada is in the process of revising its original permit application which would re-route the pipeline away from certain aquifers in Nebraska. The hot-button issue has become the leading topic in this year’

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