washingtonpost.com – There’s a point toward the bottom of our colleague Steven Mufson’s excellent analysis of the economics behind the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that is worth digging deeper into. From the moment the pipeline was first proposed (shortly after the economic collapse that led to the recession), a key argument used in its favor was job creation. The numbers of jobs that would result meandered within a fairly loose set of boundaries for a long time.

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