The American Petroleum Institute is intensifying its ad campaign in support of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, as the U.S. government nears its decision on the project. "We'll be advertising, making presentations at events around the country and calling on allies and potential allies -- including business and labor leaders, veterans, educators and others -- to write to the president and Congress urging approval of the project," said Jack Gerard, API's president and CEO. President Barack Obama could green-light the project "today if he wanted to," as it has already undergone earlier studies and public hearings, Gerard said.

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