Home Highlights Adding Jobs as a Trompe l’oeil

Adding Jobs as a Trompe l’oeil

Yesterday, the Trump Administration gave the green light to re-start construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) which infringes on sacred tribal lands at Standing Rock and threatens the drinking water for millions of people, saying it would create thousands of new jobs.

What kind of jobs are we talking about?  The TPV inquired. 

It would create 10,000 part-time, low-paying positions with no benefits. Isn’t that just FANTASTIC? 

Unfortunately, it is not. Keystone would perhaps create 50 full-time jobs, while rewarding big oil and gas companies and the big Wall Street banks that finance them.

Is violating tribal sacred rights and refusing to protect our environment worth this economic fake or trompe l’oeil?

TPV thinks not. What about you?

***

By DANA NEACSU: Adding Jobs as in Trompe l’oeil