More jobs, more environmental concerns

Oil pipelines seem to be necessary evils in the energy debate.

Recently the TransCanada Energy East pipeline project was the topic of discussion in Winnipeg, with an emphasis on job creation for aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal members of First Nations expressed concerns over pollution.

The fact is, green energy projects now provide over 1,000 more jobs in Canada than the oilsands do. The pipeline will create 14,000 jobs during the construction with about 900 remaining afterward.

Is offering jobs enough to make building pipelines through sacred aboriginal land a reality? What happens if something goes wrong? When a people’s way of life is threatened, it’s natural to fight back. After all, there’s a history of exploitation to contend with.

Read the full article here: Job creation among topics discussed at pipeline conference

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