St. Paul, Minn. (July 23, 2019) – Jobs for Minnesotans released the following response to Presidential Candidate Jay Inslee’s attack on the Line 3 Replacement Project:
“Jobs for Minnesotans firmly believes replacing Line 3 is in Minnesota’s best interest because it will protect communities and the environment. There is no alternative to replacing the aging Line 3 pipeline on which the state relies for energy security and economic competitiveness.
“The Line 3 Replacement Project has already been the most thoroughly reviewed project in the State of Minnesota’s history. Minnesotans do not need a politician from the west coast trying to weigh in on Minnesota process and law for his political gain. The Line 3 Replacement Project will impact real people and real communities through bringing a $2.6 billion investment to the state and more than 6,500 quality jobs to Minnesota workers including 2,100 family-sustaining construction jobs.”
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