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Climate Change Legislation Will ‘Save or Create or Destroy’ Thousands of Jobs

Hard to put it any clearer than this:

If climate-change legislation passes Congress in its current form, Lion Oil Co., an El Dorado refinery, will have to shutter operations within a year and lay off 1,200 workers, a company executive told a congressional panel Tuesday.

Passage of the bill “will make our survival impossible,” Steve Cousins, vice president of refining, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment.

I think I have figured it out. Instead of “save or create,” the metric for legislation in the Obama era is the number of jobs it will “save, create, or destroy.”


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