Keystone XL Pipeline and Real Job Numbers

Keystone XL Pipeline and Real Job Numbers

During his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed several executive orders, including the axing of the construction of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.

Though it was seen as a win for climate control advocates, those who oppose Biden’s decision took to social media to express their frustrations over how many people are going to lose their jobs as a result.

However, TC Energy Corp., the Canadian company that owns the pipeline, told PolitiFact that it estimates 1,000 people will be out of work as a direct result of Biden’s order.

The company estimated about 10,400 U.S. jobs and 2,800 Canadian jobs would be created throughout the pipeline’s construction, but only 1,000 of those projected jobs have been filled so far, according to TC Energy Corp.

The company also told AFP Fact Check that these jobs are temporary, only lasting a few months. Only 50 of the jobs would be permanent with some based in Canada, according to a State Department report.