U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Infrastructure Lost: Why America Cannot Afford to "Keep It In the Ground"

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GDP LOST THROUGH
AUGUST 2018 $91.9 billion

U.S. JOBS LOST
(JOB YEARS) 728,079

TAX REVENUES
LOST $20.3 billion

PROJECT
COSTS $57.9 billion

In recent years, anti-energy groups have rallied around a singular theme: "Keep it in the Ground." This campaign has significant costs: fewer job opportunities for blue collar workers, potential potential challenges for electrical reliability, higher energy prices, and foregone tax revenue. While these efforts have been reported on over the years, their aggregate economic impact has never been calculated, until now.

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  • Constitution Pipeline

    23,426 U.S. Jobs Lost

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  • Jordan Cove LNG and Pacific Connector Pipeline

    84,407 U.S. Jobs Lost

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  • Keystone XL Pipeline

    $12.4 Billion in GDP Lost

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  • Northern Access Pipeline

    $1.6 Billion in GDP Lost

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  • Valley Lateral Pipeline

    $300 Million in GDP Lost

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  • Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    21,079 U.S. Jobs Lost

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  • Millennium Bulk Terminal-Longview

    91,712 U.S. Jobs Lost

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  • Kalama Methanol Plant

    $300 Million in Tax Revenue Lost

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  • Port Ambrose LNG Project

    $600 Million in GDP Lost

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  • Oregon LNG Terminal

    $900 Million in Tax Revenue Lost

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  • Puente Power Project

    3,139 U.S. Jobs Lost

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  • Gateway Pacific Terminal

    117,423 U.S. Jobs Lost

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  • Tacoma Methanol Project

    $830 Million in Tax Revenue Lost

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  • Palmetto Pipeline

    22,991 U.S. Jobs Lost

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  • Port Westward

    $200 Million in GDP Lost

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  • New York State Fracking Ban

    191,841 U.S. Jobs Lost

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I need to provide for my family. I need to keep working. I understand environmental issues, but I'm on the job site if there were a problem, I would be the first one to sound the alarm, because I love this planet and I believe that we should take care of it.

Muata Khalif, LIUNA Member on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project

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Pipeline project delays have made it hard to support my family. When the Constitution Pipeline was blocked, I struggled to make ends meet.

Pete Lomans, LIUNA Member Readty to Work on Constitutionm

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I have been working pipelines for 8 years now. Building Jordan Cove would mean bringing high paying jobs to men and women in this state. Pipelines boosts the economy for every one especially in rural communities.

Angela Ray, LIUNA Member Ready to Work on Jordan Cove