St. Paul, Minn. (June 28, 2018) – Jobs for Minnesotans today released the following statement in response to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) decision to grant the Line 3 Replacement Project’s Certificate of Need and approve the Route Permit for an alternative route:

“Today’s Public Utilities Commission decision is the culmination of a robust regulatory review process that has involved thousands of people from across the state for more than four years. It is clear that the Commissioners worked diligently to uphold the rule of law while balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders. We strongly agree with the decision to grant the Certificate of Need for the Line 3 Replacement Project and by extension the PUC’s acknowledgement that investing in infrastructure projects keeps our state safe and economically competitive. While we disagree with the PUC’s decision to grant a Route Permit for an alternative route, we are thankful that the route selected is still a feasible option from an economic perspective.”

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 


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