St. Paul, Minn. (Sept. 17, 2019) – Jobs for Minnesotans released the following statement addressing the Minnesota Supreme Court decision today regarding Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project:
“The Minnesota Supreme Court made the right decision today for the state of Minnesota – denying the petitions for review on the Line 3 Replacement Project, the most thoroughly reviewed project in Minnesota’s history.
“Jobs for Minnesotans now urges the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to move forward with and outline an expeditious timeline for the additional review of the Project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement as ordered by the MN Court of Appeals without delay.
“The Line 3 Replacement Project has real impacts to real people across the state, and Minnesota communities are waiting with urgency for this project to be permitted. Not just for the $2.6 billion investment in the state’s energy infrastructure or the 6,500 family-sustaining local jobs that will bring many Minnesota skilled tradespeople home, but also to protect the environment which is progressively more at risk as this review process continues.”
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