The Melfort Journal reports:
The energy infrastructure giant behind the Keystone XL pipeline says U.S. President Barack Obama has got his facts wrong on the project.
Calgary-based TransCanada is rejecting comments Obama made to the New York Times over the weekend, with the president raising doubts over the project’s employment potential.
On Sunday, TransCanada spokesman Shawn Howard said, “We have and can factually rebut each point the President has made.”
“We have dealt with criticism of our job number totals for over two years and we stand by them. It is not logical to think a $7.6 billion infrastructure project stretching across the entire breadth of the continental U.S. wouldn’t employ thousands of workers both in the manufacturing sector and in constructing the pipeline.”