Supporters of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline touted the project's potential to generate jobs and strengthen U.S. energy security once it secures the Obama administration's approval. More than 100 companies in Indiana would benefit from the pipeline, said Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, during a forum in the state. "We've made the case that you have the option of getting oil from Canada or from a petro-dictator in another country. To us it's a pretty straightforward equation," said Gary Doer, Canadian ambassador to the U.S.
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