Minnesotans for Line 3 gathered and delivered comments from people who support the Line 3 pipeline replacement to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as part of the public comment period, urging the agency to approve permits and allow the project to move forward.

(SAINT PAUL, MN)      Minnesotans for Line 3 today delivered 6,806 comments to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that were gathered from people across the state who support Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Pipeline Project.  The comments were submitted electronically to agency and collected by post cards and an online petition to respect social distancing and other COVID-19 considerations.  The comments will be reviewed by the agency as part of their process to review and approve water quality permit applications submitted by Enbridge.  

“Once again people across Minnesota have come together to participate in this process and show strong support for this important project,” said Susan Goudge, a member of Minnesotans for Line 3. “Minnesotans know Line 3 has been reviewed like no other project of its kind and passed every test.  Not only does it make sense to replace old infrastructure with something better, this project will immediately bring new jobs and spending to help our communities economically recover. We are confident this process is nearing the end and we will soon be able to focus on construction that will be good for Minnesota and even better for the environment.”

Minnesotans for Line 3 also released a map today showing the locations of verified people across the state who signed cards and comments in support of the project.  Click here to see the map.  Comments submitted by Line 3 supporters to the MPCA focused on the agency’s draft 401 Water Quality Certification and importance of replacing an aging part of Minnesota’s energy infrastructure. 

The review of Line 3 has gone on for more than five years and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has four times unanimously voted to approve it.  Once the MPCA has completed its review of the draft 401 permit, it will make any needed updates and issue the final version.  Other agencies are expected to make decisions about permits for Line 3 later this year.

About Minnesotans for Line 3

Minnesotans for Line 3 is an active, grassroots organization of people who understand how important it is to have reliable energy to power our economy and help maintain everyone’s quality of life. We also know the best way to protect our environment and natural resources is to replace aging infrastructure with a state-of-the-art pipeline that uses the newest technology available. To learn more, visit minnesotansforline3.com