1) Create 42,100 jobs.
- ” Construction spending would support a combined total of approximately 42,100 jobs throughout the United States for the up to 2-year construction period.” (Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, U.S. State Department, January 2014)
2) Create a more energy independent North America.
- Construction of the Pipeline would reduce U.S. dependency on non-Canadian foreign oil including oil from the Middle East. (Keystone XL Assessment, EnSys Energy & Systems, Inc, December 23, 2010)
3) $7 billion spent in the United States on the project.
- TransCanada reports, “the $7 billion oil pipeline is the largest infrastructure project on the books in the U.S. right now.” (Media Advisory – TransCanada Releases Detailed Keystone XL Job Creation Data, Trans Canada, January 10, 2012)
4) Contribute approximately $3.4 billion to the U.S. GDP during construction.
- “Construction of the proposed Project would contribute approximately $3.4 billion to the U.S. GDP. This figure includes not only earnings by workers, but all other income earned by businesses and individuals engaged in the production of goods and services demanded by the proposed Project.” (Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, U.S. State Department, January 2014)
5) Generate tax revenue in several states and collectively boosts Gross State Products by billions.
“Property tax revenue during operations would be substantial for many counties, with an increase of 10 percent or more in 17 of the 27 counties with proposed Project facilities.” (Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, U.S. State Department, January 2014)