St. Paul, Minn. (Jan. 9, 2018) – Jobs for Minnesotans today released the following statement in response to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission decision to uphold the review schedule for the Line 3 Replacement Project.
“We commend the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for its decision to uphold fair and predictable timelines for the Line 3 Replacement Project and request the Administrative Law Judge follow established process. It was clear that today the voices of thousands of supporters of timely reviews for safe energy transportation projects in Minnesota are being heard.
Despite the many delays the Line 3 Replacement Project has experienced to date, we are pleased with today’s decision to keep the project schedule on track. When followed in a timely fashion, Minnesota’s strict environmental permitting process offers companies and citizens confidence the projects will uphold public interests. Our members have supported this project for years based on its merits and are excited to see this integrity-driven project progress and support the economic wellbeing of communities.”
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