Statement from the Honourable Jim Carr on the Keystone XL Pipeline


November 20, 2017 — Ottawa — Natural Resources Canada

“Nebraska’s decision today to approve the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline will result in good, middle-class jobs for workers on both sides of the Canada–U.S. border. 

“Our government has always supported the Keystone XL project. With Nebraska’s decision, the project has now secured all the required approvals in both Canada and the U.S. The Keystone XL pipeline will create thousands of good jobs for Canadians during construction, mostly in Alberta, while strengthening the Canadian resource industry as a whole. The project also bolsters North American energy security and economic competitiveness.  

“Our government’s support of this important project, along with our approval of the Line 3 replacement and the increased capacity on the Alberta Clipper Project (Enbridge’s Line 67), is creating almost 10,000 well-paying, middle-class jobs and will further strengthen the cross-border energy relationship. Combined with the thousands of jobs created during the construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, these energy projects will bring significant economic benefits to Canada for years to come.

“Canada and the United States share a highly integrated energy market in which environmental and energy security interests are closely linked. U.S. consumers benefit from having a secure and reliable supply of energy at their doorstep. Canada is that source. 

“Canada is a leader in the safe and responsible transportation of our natural resources and has strong safety standards for federally regulated pipelines.”


Media may contact:

Alexandre Deslongchamps
Press Secretary
Office of Canada's Minister of Natural Resources                       

Media Relations
Natural Resources Canada

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