By 2030, nearly 1.4 million new jobs could be added through policies which encourage development of America’s oil and natural resources, and facilitate Canadian oil sands production through the development of Keystone XL and other related pipelines. A few examples are as follows:
Development of the Marcellus Shale alone could create 160,000 jobs in Pennsylvania, 20,000 jobs in New York and 30,000 jobs in West Virginia by 2015.
The opening of Florida to exploration and development could result in up to 100,000 new Florida jobs by 2016–just with increased access to federal areas within the Gulf of Mexico.
U.S. State Department approval of the Keystone XL pipeline could generate nearly 85,000 jobs by 2020