Message from Business Manager Glen D. Johnson on the recently approved Enbridge Oil Pipeline Project

Message from Business Manager Glen D. Johnson on the recently approved Enbridge Oil Pipeline Project

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49 would like to thank the Public Utilities Commission and all supporting agencies for their hard work and due diligence approving the replacement of the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline.

The pipeline project has been several years in the making and this long awaited decision will benefit all Minnesotans.

Enbridge’s new Line 3 project will cover more than 300 miles across northern Minnesota producing several thousand high paying Union jobs, a 2 Billion dollar boost to the local economy and above all, it will ensure the safe transportation of petroleum products through our state for many years to come.

The Public Utilities Commission approved Enbridge’s proposed route with only a few minor changes to avoid Big Sandy Lake and wild rice areas. Local 49 members and contractors are excited to have the opportunity to build this new pipeline.