“Pipeline spills can have both positive and negative effects on local and regional economies, both in the short and long term. Spill response and clean-up creates business and employment opportunities for affected communities, regions, and clean-up service providers. This demand for services and personnel can also directly or indirectly affect businesses and resource dependent livelihoods.”
No- this is not a story from The Onion:
this is from Kinder Morgan's presentation to the City of Burnaby on the jobs a pipeline would create for that city.
*to be clear, the City of Burnaby is staunchly against pipeline expansion.. they're quoting Kinder-Morgan's patently ridiculous argument. File under "life gives you lemons make lemonade" and replace lemons with oil spill and lemonade with clean-up money
Read the City of Burnaby's briefing here: