Local and National Economic Benefits
KXL would provide substantial economic benefits to the United States. As found in the FSEIS, those benefits would include a multi-billion dollar contribution to the U.S. GDP and significant property tax revenues, as well as sales and use and other tax revenues, to counties and states along the proposed project route. The total estimated property tax from the proposed project in the first full year of operations would be about $55.6 million spread across 27 counties in three states. This is money counties could use to build new roads, schools and hospitals. Additionally, sales and use taxes revenue from the construction of the proposed project would be approximately $66 million. These revenues could help to ease the tax burden on ordinary Americans. Construction of KXL is also expected to contribute approximately $3.4 billion to the U.S. GDP.