“The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission again did the right thing today when they stood by their decision to approve the certificate of need and the route permit for the Line 3 Replacement project. Replacing an aging pipeline with something newer and better made sense five years ago when this process started. Today replacing Line 3 is even more important because of the jobs it will create at a time of such massive economic challenges.
Asking the PUC to again reconsider their approvals wasted time that should be instead focused on moving the most studied and reviewed oil pipeline project in Minnesota’s history forward. The time for more appeals and needless delays has long passed. We are thankful for the continued leadership and integrity of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and its members.”