Trump said Keystone XL would create jobs for 28,000 American workers. But that number is not even a number that comes from TransCanada’s applications or from the State Department’s exhaustive, multi-year study of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
What are the numbers?
35 full-time, permanent staff (and up to 15 temporary contractors)
3,900 “person years of employment”
construction work related to the pipeline to support 3,900 people working full time for one year. Because the project was expected to take two years to build when it was first proposed, a more realistic way to view this number is 1,950 full time construction jobs lasting for the two year timeline of the project’s construction.
— source nrdc.org