Yesterday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the Revised Environmental Impact Statement, the Certificate of Need, and the Route Permit for Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project. The Project has been moving through the Regulatory Process for the past five years. The $2.6 billion project is privately funded and will put hundreds of our members to work.
Local 49 Political Organizer Kipp Hanson said, “Line 3 is the most thoroughly studied pipeline project in Minnesota’s history. The hard work that the PUC, Enbridge, and the trades have dedicated to the project mean that it will be built to the highest standards in the world, and the professional workforce that Local 49 and the other trades bring to the table will ensure that it is built safely and professionally.”
There is no date as of yet for when the project will begin construction.