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Monday, April 15, 2013
CNS Publishes Press Release For Keystone XL Pipeline

An April 11 article by Susan Jones might as well have had the TransCanada letterhead at the top -- it's nothing more than a regurgitation of the company's talking points in favor of approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Jones uncritically forwarded TransCanada's wildly inflated figures of the number of jobs the pipeline would generate, despite the fact that independent analysts have found that the job-creation figure is much lower.

Jones also engaged in some factually deficient editorializing about the Obama administration's role in rejecting the initial application for the pipeline:

President Obama -- apparently not wanting to anger his environmentalist supporters before the election -- denied the permit last year. Seizing on a deadline imposed by Republicans, the Obama administration said it needed more time to determine if the project was in the national interest.

Jones offers no evidence to back up the mind-reading claim. She also fails to seek out anyone to respond to TransCanada's claims.

But that, presumably, is what Jones is being paid to do -- CNS is very much in bed with fossil-fuel interests.

Posted by Terry K. at 10:46 PM EDT

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