The estimates of tens of thousands of jobs always seemed to me to be odd, but is it really down to less than 4000 for construction and 50 permanent jobs after that? Wow. And fracking (of oil, not natural gas) has moved the US up in the oil production standings, though I doubt we're going to be self-sufficient any time soon. Finally, this article says that the impact will be equal to that of 46 new coal plants! Ouch. If all that's true, maybe it really is a bad idea.