We are proud of the relationships we have built with landowners, Indigenous groups, governments, politicians, organizations and communities throughout our vast energy infrastructure footprint, including Keystone XL and the Keystone Pipeline System. We are equally proud of the trust we have earned in the communities where we work and live and we welcome the words and voices of support for this vital energy infrastructure project. We agree with our supporters, it is #TimeToBuild #KeystoneXL!
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Keystone XL benefits many people, real people with real stories. These stories capture and highlight just a few of the many benefits, such as construction, employment opportunities, community investment and more. Read their stories and see how Keystone XL brings benefits to many communities in the U.S. and Canada.
Chief Commercial Officer, Berg Pipe
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We have a really good safety record and work to keep it that way. It is very important to us to work with a company like TC Energy that puts safety as their number one priority.”
Hal FuglevandVP & General Manager, Knife River
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Working with TC Energy has always made our company better. We worked on the base Keystone Project and during that time we grew tremendously both physically and from a safety standpoint."
McNeal Mercer, CEO, T.G. Consulting Services, Inc.
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Support for our vital piece of energy infrastructure is vast, with many positive statements, quotes and comments in news, feature and opinion stories, editorials, blogs, social posts and beyond. We think it is important to know what others are saying about Keystone XL, including politicians, industry and union leaders, contractors, workers, business owners, energy experts, community leaders, influencers, landowners, Indigenous groups and more. We encourage you to join the conversation and join others in voicing your support for Keystone XL.
Montana Senator Steve Daines
Increased property tax revenues from the [Keystone] XL Pipeline will have a major economic boost to Valley County. Property tax revenues will increase about 50% (over $7 million) in Valley County with construction of the [Keystone] XL Pipeline. The majority of the tax revenues will provide critical support to the impacted school districts. About $1 million will come to Valley County directly to support County services; this represents 20% of our current tax revenues.”
Valley County Commissioners, Montana
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I am pleased that Welspun, a notable business leader for many years, has partnered with TC Energy to produce over a million feet of line pipe for the Keystone XL Pipeline. This partnership will lead to further economic growth in our state and will create good-paying jobs for Arkansans.”
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson
Now more than ever, Nebraska would benefit from the Keystone XL pipeline. The project will upgrade our energy infrastructure, increase our nation’s energy independence and bring great-paying jobs to our state. Additionally, several Nebraska counties will benefit from a surge in property tax revenues from the pipeline project.”
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts
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Keystone XL is about more than building a pipeline; it's about building relationships, supporting and building communities and bringing something positive to the many lives and communities we improve. For years, we have worked hard to be a trusted neighbour, building strong relationships with hundreds of communities along the pipeline route and beyond. We welcome the letters of support we receive from people, associations and communities we impact in a positive way.
“We are writing on behalf of the citizens of Valley County, Montana, the vast majority of whom are strongly in support of construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. It is a significant benefit to Valley County for its positive socioeconomic impact, and its environmental footprint and risk reduction associated with oil transportation.”
Valley County Commissioners, Montana — Letter of Support
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“The expected economic benefits of the Keystone XL project are significant. In Saskatchewan, the project is expected to create over 1,000 short-term jobs during construction and generate an estimated $2.97 million in additional annual property taxes to municipalities along the right-of-way in the province, once in-service.”
Roy Orb, President, Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) — Letter of Support
“Approximately 3,700 jobs alone will be created in Montana. The tax revenue alone can be spent on our schools, roads, and much needed vital infrastructure needed in Valley County. Keystone XL will create a surge in our economy.”
Lisa A. Koski, Executive Director, Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture Inc. — Letter of Support
“We appreciate the community spirit TC Energy has shown. The economic impact the construction of the TC Pipeline is huge to our small community. We look forward to the start date coming soon.”
Glenda Ueland, Chairman, Board of Directors, Evelyn County Heritage, Montana — Letter of Support
“As the Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, I am pleased to show my support and appreciation for the construction of Keystone XL, as it will have significant positive implications for both Saskatchewan, and Canada at large. In Saskatchewan, Keystone XL will create approximately 1,200 short-term jobs during construction and generate an estimated $2.97 million in additional annual property taxes, which will benefit municipalities all around Saskatchewan.”
Cypress Hills-Grasslands Member of Parliament, Jeremy Patzer — Letter of Support
“The City of Glagow and surrounding areas cannot thank you enough for the generous financial contribution! TC Energy's gift was put towards providing the area's needy families with basic hygiene items such as tooth paste, tooth brushes, shampoo, deodorant, liquid hand soap, bar soap, and cleaning products such as dish soap, bleach, disinfectant cleaners, cleaning rags, toilet bowl cleaner, kleenex, paper towels and laundry soap.”
Glasgow Mayor Becky Erickson, Montana, community support — Letter of Support
“The Keystone XL Pipeline will not only improve American energy security and bolster our economy for years to come, but we wiil immediately see thousands of jobs created to construct this pipeline.”
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval — Letter of Support
“We believe energy security is a national security issue, hence the reason our organization supports an all-inclusive national strategy that promotes domestic exploration, production and use of traditional energy sources like oil, natural gas and coal; research, development, commercialization and utilization of renewable and alternative energy sources; and efficiency and conservation.”
Blake Hurst, President of Missouri Farm Bureau Federation — Letter of Support
“TC Energy's presence has been an economic benefit duing this COVID-19 crisis by supporting our local motels, grocery stores, gas stations, and other businesses. You have done a good job in participating in keeping Glasgow and Valley County virus-free, which is just another plus for living in the middle of nowhere!”
Glasgow Mayor Becky Erickson, Montana, regarding COVID-19 — Letter of Support
“We, the Dawson County Commmissioners, would like you to join us in our support for TC Energy's Keystone Pipeline construction project. TC Energy has the full support of the Dawson County Commission Board in pursuing the construction of the Keystone Pipeline Project.”
Dawson County Commissioners, Montana — Letter of Support
“In addition to creating jobs and an economic boost for our province, which also spreadsacross the entire country, pipelines are a proven the safest safe mode of transportation forenergy products. Energy allows for our civilization to exist, allowing things such as schoolsto operate in the winter, hospitals to operate 24/7, the refrigeration and transportation offood, etc.”
Eric Anderson, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA) — Letter of Support
“Small population counties always struggle with making financial ends meet. Tax wise, TC Energy is a God send. Those new tax streams will backfill many of our budget shortages. The county could hire new road personnel and update old equipment that are greatly needed.”
Dennis Teske, Teske Farms, Prairie County, Montana — Letter of Support
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