TransCanada Pumps Ads Into Washington, D.C. Area

The company that is trying to win support for a major pipeline through several mid-western states has contracted with more ads to be seen by Washington, D.C. area policy makers.  

The Federal Communications Commission made public on Wednesday two contracts filed by Washington, D.C. area television stations. The filings indicated TransCanada  Corp . has contracted for $123,900 of television advertising between now and the beginning of May. The ads support the approval of the $5.4 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline.  

TransCanada bought $42,500 of time from WTTG-TV for ads running from February 17th to May 4th.  

TransCanada also bought $81,400 of time from WUSA for ads running from February 23rd to April 27th. The ads will run on Face the Nation and CBS Sunday Morning.  

Last year, TransCanada bought $40,000 of time for ads running from October 6th through November 17th from WTTG. The ads ran on Fox News Sunday and Fox 5 Morning News Sunday.  

Also on Wednesday, a Nebraska judge struck down a state law that permitted the Keystone pipeline to proceed through the state. The Governor stated he would appeal the ruling.