Keystone XL is 'overwhelmingly' in US interest, supporters say

10/17/2011
The essential question the US Department of State must address as it considers the Keystone XL pipeline's cross-border permit application is whether the project is in the national interest of the US, several of the project's supporters said. All available evidence shows that the overwhelming answer is yes, they told reporters at a press conference before the final public hearing on the project. "It's the biggest shovel-ready project that's awaiting approval," American Petroleum Institute Pres. Jack N. Gerard said. TransCanada Corp.'s proposed pipeline from Alberta's oil sands to the US Gulf Coast would create 20,000 US jobs almost immediately and ultimately double US imports of ...
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