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20,000 jobs at one point. these are official numbers. transcanada was not forthcoming. most people have figured out that pipelines run themselves. on the other side, all this extra oil is moving around the country on rails now. we've seen at least one town in quÉbec go up in flames, and tens of people killed in that. so the environmental argument, oil, is hard to transport. are rails more dangerous dangerous than pipelines etc. >> that's where environmentalists have to be careful. if they stop at the pipeline as you mentioned the obama administration has not been able to do a good job convincing congress to tighten the regulations on shipping and transportation. if canada wants to send it somewhere, they have an alternative, and that's where environmentals will have a tough time. >> thank you for a good job. most of us are celebrating lower oil prices. cheap for fill up the car cheaper to heat up the home. but there is a down side, and we'll bring that you story next. >> i'm joie chen i'm the host of america tonight, we're revolutionary because we're going back to doing best of st
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. >> thanks, ali. >> the ceo of transcanada. >> monmouth university poll asked america how much weight do members of congress give their campaign donors when voting on legislation? 42% said a great deal of weight. some said30% said some weight. 15% said number much, and 8% said not at all. stay with us with the state of the union address with john seigenthaler. that's it from me, john? >> tough challenges for president obama. republicans now in control of congress, and the gop trying to set the agenda as he tries to secure his legacy. tonight, the 26th state of the union address. from the state of the globe to the recovering u.s. economy and the ongoing debate over race and the police. the issues touching every american life. our special report, state of the union 2015.
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