TransCanada, Lobbyists Ramp Up Bid For Keystone Pipeline

Law360, New York (January 11, 2012, 3:10 PM EST) -- TransCanada Corp. and industry trade groups stepped up pressure this week on President Barack Obama to approve the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, citing job creation and the need to wean the U.S. off foreign oil.

TransCanada on Tuesday released its first detailed breakdown of the 20,000 jobs the pipeline would create, including laborers and quality control workers. The following day, a lobby group including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the president citing Iran's recent threat to block a major oil...
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