If You Think Jobs Matter More Than Environmental Concerns, Your Argument Is Legit. Now Read This.
OK, so here's the deal. I grew up in West Virginia, where all the mineral wealth gets extracted by out-of-state companies. They bring in professionals for a few years to get stuff set up, then they jet. Locals don't get much money out of it — just acid streams, dangerous jobs, and black lung. But you know, they need those jobs. A bad job is better than no job. You gotta eat. A report from the State Department shows that the Keystone XL Pipeline will be pretty much the same deal but in Montana. All is not yet lost — your friends in the U.S. Senate haven't quite decided if they're giving this the green light. Write to your senators! It's not too late.