GOP Highlights Jobs In Push For Oil Sands Pipeline

Law360, New York (December 2, 2011, 4:05 PM EST) -- House Republicans attempted to rally support Friday for a proposed bill that would force the U.S. Department of State to expedite a permit for TransCanada Corp.'s oil sands pipeline, inviting a TransCanada executive and union officials to testify about the pipeline's job creation potential.

An Energy and Commerce Committee panel held a hearing Friday to talk about the temporary construction jobs that would be created by building the Keystone XL pipeline, which TransCanada estimates at some 20,000.

Pipeline supporters, including Republicans and the union officials, used...
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