St. Paul, Minn. (Feb. 3, 2020) – Jobs for Minnesotans today released the following statement following the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) decisions regarding the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), certificate of need and route permit for the Line 3 Replacement Project:

“We applaud today’s decision from the MPUC to approve the revised EIS, certificate of need and route permit for the Line 3 Replacement Project following multiple environmental reviews and numerous opportunities for public comment. This project is the most thoroughly reviewed in Minnesota history, and it is time we come together as a state to advance safe energy transportation.

“As leaders in business, labor and communities, we appreciate that this advancement in the process brings us closer to putting thousands of skilled tradespeople to work here at home in Minnesota, creating more than $2 billion in economic impact in northeastern Minnesota communities and enhancing the safety of our environment for generations to come.”

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, follow @JobsforMN on Twitter and find the coalition on


Media Contact: Nancy Norr, Board Chair