SAINT PAUL, MN – After today’s decision by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to grant a certificate of need for the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project, Karin Housley, Minnesota state senator and Republican-endorsed candidate for United States Senate, issued the following statement:
“The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s unanimous approval of the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project is a giant leap forward. Not only will this project mean the safer and more efficient transport of crude oil across our state, it will also sustain hundreds of jobs and provide a massive boost to the region’s economy. The lengthy public comment period has given Minnesotans the opportunity to weigh in and ensure the proposal meets the highest environmental and regulatory standards, and I am hopeful the remaining local, state, and federal permitting processes move swiftly to get this needed project across the finish line.”
Karin Housley is a wife, mother, grandmother, small business owner, and Minnesota state senator. Learn more about Karin Housley’s campaign for U.S. Senate at HousleyForSenate.com.