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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.

Community letters

“The Water District Board recognizes the economic benefits of serving water to this project. TransCanada was instrumental in providing funding for an additional 6-inch waterline “loop” for the District’s distribution system that had been in the original design but had remained unfunded.”

Ned Parpart, President, Fort Peck Rural County Water District — Letter of Support addressed to Montana Senator Steve Daines

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“Infrastructure such as the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, and other pipelines are sited through several of our cooperative service territories. The pumping stations for these pipelines will be or are already among our largest electrical loads, and have been an important factor in planning for the future of electricity supply in this region.”

Rural Electric Cooperatives — Letter of Support addressed to U.S. President Joe Biden

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“Pipelines continue to be the safest mode to transport our oil and natural gas resources and they support thousands of high-paying, American jobs. To that end, I encourage you to reconsider your decision to revoke the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and take into account the potential impacts of any further action to safety, jobs, and energy security.”

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin III, Chairman of Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee — Letter of Support addressed to U.S. President Joe Biden

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“This is a significant financial benefit to Agland alone for the duration of the project. Agland Coop also has 7 C-store locations in NE Montana that would also see a huge increase in our retail sale of fuel, gas and C-store items. It is indescribable how much impact the Keystone XL would have on our individual business and NE Montana in the current unstable economy.”

Jason D. Eggebrecht, Energy Sales Manager, Agland Coop, Montana — Letter of Support

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“Our member-owners are not strangers to hard work, fighting the elements to produce food and energy for the nation and beyond. We are increasingly concerned with our Administration's Executive action power; permitting and taking permits away, completely eroding this sense of certainty for businesses who wish to invest in our country's future. We have worked in good faith with TC Energy for several years. We have witnessed their care and concern for the landowners and community firsthand.”

Upper Missouri Power Cooperative — Letter of Support addressed to Montana and South Dakota Senators and Congressmen

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“By supporting domestic oil production and importing oil from our ally Canada instead of politically unstable countries, we will strengthen both our national security and energy security. The project will also drive incredible economic growth in the United States. At a time when the U.S. economy is tougher than ever for businesses we feel impassioned to share with you just how vital Keystone XL is to the current and future success our local economy and in the lives of the citizens of South Dakota.”

Pennington County Board of Commissioners — Letter of Support addressed to South Dakota Senator John Thune

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“This project is needed more than ever with the current economy. Not only in our area, but the entire
country. Our business was fortunate enough to be blessed with having one of the pipeline projects start in
early 2020, right when the pandemic was causing many businesses to shut down. We were able to keep
our business open and keep employees on payroll because of this.”

Robert Brunelle, Owner/General Manager, Cottonwood Inn & Suites — Letter of Support addressed to Montana Senator Jon Tester

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“The past 10 years Keystone XL has gone above and beyond to prove that the poipeline can be built and operated safety, with NO significant impact to the environment. It is time to proceed. The project work done thus far and their commitment to our community has been outstanding.”

Glasgow, Mont., Area Chamber of Commerce — Letter of Support

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“The Keystone XL company has gone above and beyond in support of not only our communities, but state-wide. They have proved that their standards and state of the art technology will keep our environment safe and will be monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through a centraized high-tech center.”

Montana Two Rivers Economic Growth — Letter of Support

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“The (Keystone XL) Project will benefit our county long term based on the tax dollars our county and our schools will receive. Our local electric co-op will be able to stabilize rates on our taxpayers due to the large load required to support two pump stations.”

McCone County Commissioners — Letter of Support addressed to Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen

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“As you know, it’s a time when the U.S. economy is tougher than ever for businesses – like healthcare
facilities and especially for frontier Critical Access Hospitals – I feel impassion to share with you just
how vital Keystone XL is to the current and future success of our local economy and in the lives of the
citizens in Circle, McCone County, Montana.”

McCone County Health Center — Letter of Support addressed to Montana Governor Greg Gianforte

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“Construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is important for all of Montana. It is an especially welcome source of economic activity for communities in Eastern Montana, offering long term tax revenue and immediate term job creation.”

Montana Chamber of Commerce — Letter of Support addressed to Montana Senator Jon Tester

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“Over the years you have spoken about the importance of keeping Americans working, supporting private sector investment in new energy infrastructure that will help reduce emissions, and strengthening North American economic and energy security. All of this can be achieved by the completion and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline.”

U.S. Senators, Daines, Hoeven, Lummis, Barrasso and Cramer — Letter of Support addressed to President Joe Biden

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“At a time when the U.S. economy is tougher than ever for businesses, we felt impassioned to share with you just how vital Keystone XL is to the current and future success [of] our local economy and the lives of the citizens in Fallon County, Montana.”

Fallon County Commissioners, Montana — Letter of Support

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“The pipeline will generate more than $2 billion in U.S. wages and add $3.4 billion to the U.S. GDP during construction. Literally dozens of struggling small towns along the path will benefit exponentially from the big economic lift that Keystone XL brings with it. For us in Fort Peck, the Keystone XL project means tax relief that we would be unable to provide without this project.”

Fort Peck Mayor John Jones — Letter of support addressed to Montana Senator Jon Tester

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“As we know you appreciate, KXL benefits Canada and the United States of America, employing many thousands of workers in a wide range of disciplines, in turn providing for many millions in revenues for the Governments and public programs on both sides of the Canada-USA border, strengthens a secure and stable supply of oil to North American industry and the general global supply and based in part on the NLE participation, weill directly benefit Indigenous communities on a long-term sustainable basis.”

Natural Law Energy — Letter of support addressed to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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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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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“In addition to creating jobs and an economic boost for our province, which also spreads
across the entire country, pipelines are a proven the safest safe mode of transportation for
energy products. Energy allows for our civilization to exist, allowing things such as schools
to operate in the winter, hospitals to operate 24/7, the refrigeration and transportation of
food, etc.”

Eric Anderson, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA) — Letter of Support

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“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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“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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