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Keystone XL supporters

Time to build Keystone XL

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!

Real people, real stories

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.

From the industry


TC Energy committed a few years ago to build the U.S. portion of the pipeline with American made quality steel and it is rewarding to see that KXL chose Berg as their quality supplier. This order will enable us to keep hundreds of our team members employed during these unprecedented times.”

Peter Borgards
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 Fuglevand
VP & 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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What they're saying

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.

Statements, quotes and supportive comments

 

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts

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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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“Natural Law Energy has used the same blueprint our ancestors used when they negotiated the Treaties that governed working together to share the land. Today, we’re pleased to announce that NLE’s definitive agreement is one of the largest ever with over $1 billion deal for First Nations. We’re a major contributor to economic developments on our traditional lands and will create opportunities for future generations. As an Indigenous led company, we need to ensure sustainability to Mother Earth and share our understanding as stewards of the land by bringing our traditional protocols and values to these projects.”

Travis Meguinis, CEO of Natural Law Energy

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Barnard Pipeline is very excited and honored to receive the official award on Keystone XL. As a Montana contractor, we are proud to build this important project in our great state and to help ensure energy independence for our nation. We believe our reputation for integrity, safety and quality will meet the expectations of the property owners, communities and TC Energy," said Marty Jorgensen, President, Barnard Pipeline.” 

Marty Jorgensen, President, Barnard Pipeline

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The awarding of 2021 U.S. construction contracts shows the continued momentum behind Keystone XL. The dedicated members of the Operating Engineers are eager and ready to build this critical piece of modern North American energy infrastructure to the highest quality standards. The 8,000 American union jobs that come with 2021 construction is welcome news and irreplaceable as the U.S. continues our economic recovery.” 

James T. Callahan, General President of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)

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Letters of support

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.

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Thank you, again, for the grant awarded to Black Hills Special Services Cooperative (BHSSC) to purchase 15 computers for the Adult Education program located at the Career Learning Center of the Black Hills, a program of BHSSC. TC Energy’s investment provided updated and reliable technology for Adult Education students gaining skills and obtaining a GED® or other credentials needed for improved economic self-sufficiency.”

Gloria Pluimer, Director, Education and Workforce Development, BHSSC — Letter of Support

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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

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