Peter Doocy of Fox News asked White House Press secretary Jen Psaki about where the laid off energy and pipeline workers could start finding themselves with new "green jobs."

Psaki responded by suggesting that President Joe Biden has “laid out a plan that will not only create millions of good union jobs but also help tackle the climate crisis.” However, it does not appear to be very clear on when or where that would happen.

WATCH Doocy and Psaki get into it over the question and her response:



One of Joe Biden's executive orders affecting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline caused layoffs and many of those workers are still looking for new jobs. The number of layoffs is constantly being debated and often misrepresented by misinformation and memes circulating social media.

However, at least one report from CBS News shows at least 1,000 people were laid off after Biden signed the executive order:

On his first day in office, President Biden signed an executive order revoking the permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, pleasing climate activists and Indigenous groups. If completed, Keystone would span nearly 1,200 miles, carrying carbon-heavy oil south from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

The pipeline was an obstacle to Mr. Biden's campaign promise to create 10 million clean energy jobs. The order nixing it stated the pipeline "would not serve the U.S. national interest" and said the U.S. "must prioritize the development of a clean energy economy, which will in turn create good jobs."

Pipelines are built seasonally for 19 ½ weeks at a time, on average, so the jobs created to build them are considered short-term. In 2014, the State Department estimated that Keystone would employ 10,400 workers over multiple construction seasons, thereby adding up to 3,900 jobs.

Now, without a pipeline to construct, hundreds of workers are unemployed. According to TC Energy, the Canadian company building Keystone, "nearly 1,000" laborers were laid off as a result of the executive order.

Other people may have been laid off too, but it's important to get that information directly from a main source and not from images going around the web that might have skewed or incorrect statistics.