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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.

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 believes in proactively advancing new economic growth and opportunities for the next seven generations by creating valuable relationships with industry and government. We are committed to value projects such as Keystone XL to ensure we are achieving multi-generational social and financial well-being of the Nations partnered with NLE. Our current relationship with TC Energy is a great example of what reconciliation looks like between our Indigenous communities and industry.” 

Brian Mountain, Executive Director of Natural Law Energy

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This is a historical moment for First Nations and TC Energy. It’s going to benefit many generations to come. Thirty to forty years from now, Nekaneet First Nation members will see the opportunities through this definitive agreement by creating inter-generational wealth for many generations to come. This represents our first investment in Canada’s energy infrastructure and we are excited to partner with TC Energy as together, we will ensure that the pipeline is held to the highest levels of environmental and social responsibility.”

Chief Alvin Francis, President of Natural Law Energy and Chief of Nekaneet First Nation

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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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This is great news for Montana jobs and for our nation’s energy security. Construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will create good paying jobs for working Montanans in our energy and construction sectors. I look forward to seeing this important project completed.”

Montana Senator Steve Daines

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It has been a tremendous boost for this community to have workers. It's been a tremendous boost for our region.”

Special Areas Economic Development Officer Wanda Diakow, Alberta

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It’s a project that will strengthen U.S. energy security, safely, but also sustainably and responsibly and based on the facts. There is a very important and compelling story to tell here to Americans, which is, this is a project that is going to bring significant economic benefits, create jobs at a time they’re trying to . . . get their economy back on track, as are we. And then on security and economic and environmental grounds, we’re by far their best partner.” 

Canadian Ambassador to the United States, Kirsten Hillman

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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

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At this tough time in our economy, this ensures that Welspun can keep their talented force of nearly 500 workers engaged until, at least, early 2021. This pro-growth investment in central Arkansas will enhance our nation's modern, safe energy infrastructure while supporting the livelihood of 500 central Arkansas families in the midst of this pandemic.”

U.S. Congressman French Hill, Arkansas

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This is a big deal for not only Berg [Pipe] but for all of Bay County. This will enable Berg to keep employees employed and keep paychecks flowing. So, we’re very proud they were able to get this contract. They’re a major employer, and for them to continue to do business like this is a big win for not only them but Bay County.” 

Becca Hardin, President of the Bay Economic Development Alliance, Panama, Fla.

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At a time when the U.S. and Canada need it most, Keystone XL will generate more than 50,000 jobs, billions of dollars in economic activity, and enhance energy security across North America.” 

Tom Olsen, CEO, Canadian Energy Centre

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The City of Glasgow 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

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When complete, this project will be a major part of our energy sector’s continuing success, and a pillar of Alberta and Canada’s economic recovery, post-COVID . . . so make no mistake, the energy industry is the lifeblood of our provincial and our national economies.” 

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney

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The Government of Canada has always been a strong supporter of Keystone XL. The project increases our market access safely, responsibly and sustainably — and fits within Canada's climate plan.” 

Canadian Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan

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We cannot leave industry or our business community behind. To do so would decimate the corporate and income tax base that funds the services we hold dear as Canadians. Investment in our energy sector will benefit all Albertans by creating excellent jobs and economic stimulus. The benefit will not only reach all corners of our province, but will also help lift the Canadian economy.” 

Mayor Craig Copeland, Cold Lake, Alberta

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If we don’t have (energy) infrastructure in America, if we don’t have pipelines or export facilities, that’s a lost economic opportunity but also a lost environmental opportunity. It’s very important to allow these infrastructure projects to move forward.” 

U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette

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I've been on the record for many years supporting [Keystone XL] because it leads to economic growth and good jobs for Albertans.” 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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At this time of unprecedented economic downturn, it is imperative to maintain fully reciprocal market access for Canadian oil and natural gas between Canada and the U.S — now more than ever — to help ensure our mutual energy security and high standards of environmental protection.” 

Ben Brunnen, VP, Oil Sands, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

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It (Keystone XL) would also enhance America's competitiveness by helping to realize the long-standing goal of increased North American energy security, without spending a single dollar of U.S. government funds. A strong, integrated energy distribution system that spans the continent promises to be a competitive advantage for the United States for years to come.”  

U.S. business leaders' letter to former U.S. President Barack Obama

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