Replacing Line 3 Can Boost Minnesota’s Economy Now
It’s time for a comeback, and the Line 3 replacement project is an excellent way to jumpstart Minnesota’s economy when we need it most.
How much money is being privately invested to replace Line 3?
Enbridge is spending $2.6 Billion – over twice the amount spent on the US Bank Stadium project – to replace Line 3. Even better, taxpayers won’t have to foot the bill.
How many jobs will the project create?
The replacement will bring an estimated 4,200 union construction jobs right here to Minnesota, helping us get us back on our feet. These are well-paying union jobs that lift up workers and support their families.
How can Line 3 positively impact Minnesota communities?
Line 3 will boost our local northern Minnesota economy by bringing people back to our stores, restaurants, and hotels during construction. In addition, it will add millions to the tax base that will help fund schools, roads, bridges, and other local resources in communities along the route.
How soon can the Line 3 replacement begin?
The project is shovel-ready. After over 5 years of review, Line 3 has passed every test and is ready for permits. Once the final permits are approved, construction can begin. However, after repeatedly saying that the draft permits were strong, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has announced it will hold a contested case hearing on the draft 401 water quality permit for Line 3, leading to further needless delay in this project that is ready to move forward.
Line 3 Needs Your Help
Yes Line 3! No more delays! You can sign the Line 3 Replacement Pipeline to show our commitment to “no further delays”!
Thousands of Minnesotans have “signed the pipe” — putting their autographs on a piece of the Line 3 Replacement Pipeline. You can show your support and commitment to “no more delays;” by “signing the pipe” while keeping social distance. Tell Governor Walz to join us in saying YES to Line 3 and NO to the Minnesota Department of Commerce filing any more appeals.”
Learn more facts about the Line 3 Replacement project here.