St. Paul, Minn. (Sept. 11, 2018) – Jobs for Minnesotans today released the following statement in response to the extreme behavior by opponents to the Line 3 Replacement Project at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hearing in St. Paul today:

“Jobs for Minnesotans is appalled by the extreme actions today by protesters at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) hearing on conditions regarding the Certificate of Need for Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project. The protesters’ disrespectful efforts to intimidate the PUC Commissioners who are charged with balancing the interests of all Minnesotans and making decisions based on sound process is unacceptable. They should be able to conduct the business of the state in a civilized and safe work environment.

Safe energy transportation is one of the more critical infrastructures that our state depends on and deserves a respectful discourse. This extreme disruption to the established process does not represent the best interest for Minnesota.”

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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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