Oil Industry Group Invokes Clinton, Bush In Pro-Keystone XL Ad (VIDEO)

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July 9, 2013 7:52 a.m.

Industry group American Petroleum Institute plans to launch an ad campaign Tuesday aimed at drumming up support for the long-contested Keystone XL pipeline.

The 30-second ad, previewed by the Houston Chronicle, centers on a display of bipartisan support for the pipeline. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are shown shaking hands. 

“Bill Clinton and George Bush both say build the Keystone XL. Warren Buffett too,” the ad says. It will launch in the Washington, D.C. area Tuesday, and expand to New Mexico, Minnesota, Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Dakota, Missouri and Florida in August, according to API. The group did not say how much money it would spend on the ad.  

The State Department is reviewing whether the pipeline, which would transport tar sands crude oil from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast in Texas, would be in the “national interest.”

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