St. Paul, Minn. (Dec. 23, 2020) – Jobs for Minnesotans released the following statement in response to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) decision to deny the reconsideration of a stay of the Line 3 Replacement Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Route Permit and Certificate of Need:
“The Line 3 Replacement Project’s scientific record, the most studied project in Minnesota’s history, prevailed again today. It’s time for all Minnesotans to accept the sound agency decisions and come together as a state to advance this critical $2.6 billion dollar private investment in Minnesota’s energy infrastructure and economy. Especially for the communities along the route that are experiencing high unemployment rates and economic disparities compared to the Twin Cities.
“Jobs for Minnesotans now looks forward to supporting a respectful work environment for the communities along the corridor and for construction workers as this project continues.”
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 70,000 workers and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce representing 2,300 members 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, Board Chair