With Keystone in limbo, VFW helps vets get work on Canada's section

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    U.S. veterans looking for jobs have a new employment opportunity -- in Canada, working on that country’s section of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

    Though the push to start building the Canada-to-Texas oil route has been delayed in the United States amid political and environmental disputes, the Veterans of Foreign Wars is part of a deal that would send veterans and active-duty soldiers across the border to fill as many as 114,000 skilled-labor jobs. The jobs include work on the crude-oil pipeline as well as work on infrastructure and even skyscrapers.

    The deal is being negotiated by the Edmonton Economic Development Corp. and VetJobs, a job-placement company in which the VFW has a stake.


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    obama,, sending jobs to foreign lands. gobama gobama.
     
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    Don't sound like Obama gonna come out in favor of it...
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    Obama: Keystone XL pipeline not major jobs creator
    Mar 13,`13 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jobs numbers and other benefits touted by supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are probably exaggerated, President Barack Obama told House Republicans on Wednesday, according to lawmakers who attended the closed-door meeting.
     
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    Granny says with dis economy, we need more jobs - not more tree-huggers...
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    Keystone XL project could harm wildlife, Interior Department says
    August 19, 2013 WASHINGTON — A letter contradicts the State Department's draft environmental assessment of the pipeline, saying animals could suffer lasting damage.
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    Jobs in Colorado's oil and gas fields swell to nearly 30,000
    8/20/2013 > Oil-industry employment is up in Colorado even as total economic output has fallen, underscoring the industry's volatile nature, according to a University of Colorado analysis.

     
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    Kickin' the can down the road - again...
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    US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline
    Apr 18,`14 WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.
     
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    WORK is a 4-letter word, to the anti-industrial petrophobic Left.
     

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