St. Paul, Minn. (Feb. 4, 2019) – Jobs for Minnesotans today released the following statement following the tampering of an Enbridge pipeline valve near Grand Rapids earlier today:

“Jobs for Minnesotans joins its thousands of members and the vast majority of Minnesotans who strongly condemn the dangerous and unacceptable actions taken today in the tampering incident involving an Enbridge pipeline valve near Grand Rapids. We value the safety of our communities, workers and the lands and environment impacted by these actions, and urge lawmakers and enforcers not to allow criminal acts like these to continue. We believe that projects following the rigorous state review and approval process should be allowed to move through the construction and operation stages safely, without worries of the impacts of drastic measures taken by those who choose not to pursue lawful means in making their concerns heard.”

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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