St. Paul, Minn. (July 3, 2019) – Jobs for Minnesotans released the following statement addressing today’s deadline to petition the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling last month on Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project:
“We are pleased the MPUC decided against filing a petition to the Minnesota Court of Appeal’s ruling last month on the Project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement. The outcome of the ruling is a legitimate aspect of the review process and the additional narrow review ordered by the Court should move forward without delay.
Jobs for Minnesotans urges the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to work expeditiously and in close coordination with the Minnesota Department of Commerce and other involved state agencies through the final steps of the review process for Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project. The Line 3 Project has already been the most thoroughly reviewed project in the State of Minnesota’s history.
This Project has real impacts to real people across the state, and Minnesota communities are waiting with urgency for this project to move forward. 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