St. Paul, Minn. (Dec. 22, 2017) – Jobs for Minnesotans today released the following statement in response to the Administrative Law Judge decision to hold further advancement of the Line 3 Replacement Project by adjusting the project’s briefing schedule.

“On the heels of good news today for the responsible mining industry related to the renewal of Twin Metals Minnesota’s federal mineral leases, Jobs for Minnesotans is deeply dismayed by a big step backward that could cause costly delays in the process for reviewing the Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project.

“An Administrative Law Judge’s decision to halt progress for what may be months on the review of the Line 3 Replacement Project’s certificate of need and route permit will once again deprive Minnesotans of economic opportunity. Thousands of Minnesotans made their views very clear that this project is necessary and important for our state. They strongly object to the judge’s disregard for fair and efficient process. It’s very disappointing to see yet another in an endless string of delays imposed on a project that will create jobs, protect the environment and provide access to the fuel that drives our economy and society.”

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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