St. Paul, Minn. (Oct. 29, 2018) – Jobs for Minnesotans released the below statement today following the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s (MPUC) issuance of the written order for the Line 3 Replacement Project route permit:
“Today Jobs for Minnesotans applauds the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s decision to issue the final stamp of approval on the Line 3 Replacement Project route through the written order for the route permit. This approval, coupled with Enbridge’s agreement with Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, solidifies that the current planned route is the best possible route for the project, the surrounding communities and the state of Minnesota.
“We are eager to see our professional and prepared workforce right here in Minnesota get started on construction of this project in early 2019. We encourage the MPUC to continue forward progress and hold the necessary hearings for the Line 3 Replacement Project in a timely manner so this critical infrastructure project won’t be delayed any further.”
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