St. Paul, Minn. (June 3, 2019) – Jobs for Minnesotans today released the following statement addressing the Minnesota Court of Appeals decision today regarding Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project:
“Jobs for Minnesotans strongly believes replacing Line 3 is in the state of Minnesota’s best interest and what’s needed to protect all watersheds along the route corridor. The Project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was deemed properly prepared by the Minnesota Court of Appeals today with one exception. We hope this additional modeling ordered by the Court can be completed in a timely manner and permits can be issued without further delay.
“The Line 3 Replacement Project is a critical $2.6 billion dollar private investment in Minnesota’s energy infrastructure, replacing an aging pipeline on which the state relies for energy security and economic competitiveness. The Project will provide quality jobs to more than 6,500 Minnesota workers including 2,100 family-sustaining construction jobs, and bring Minnesota tradespeople back home to work.”
About Jobs for Minnesotans
Jobs for Minnesotans, a coalition representing business, labor and communities, supports statewide opportunities for prosperity and middle-class jobs from sustainable natural resource development in Minnesota. The organization is committed to the principle that our state can preserve both job opportunities and the environment for future generations. Jobs for Minnesotans was co-founded in 2012 by the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council representing 55,000 workers and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce representing 2,300 companies and 500,000 employees. For more information, visit jobsforminnesotans.org, follow @JobsforMN on Twitter and find the coalition on Facebook.com/Jobs4MN.
Media Contact: Nancy Norr, Chair