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December 16, 2019

Make You Voice Heard On Important Minnesota Pipeline Project

According to the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance, which MSCI is a member of, the long-running permitting process for Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement pipeline project in Minnesota is moving forward very encouragingly, with major progress last week.

Last Monday, Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) released an updated Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that found the pipeline presents no serious threat to Lake Superior in the unlikely event of a leak. The PUC now has established a public comment period, open until January 16, 2020, seeking input on whether this updated FEIS is adequate. This step is necessary prior to issuance of the required certificate of need and route permit for the pipeline, and it is one of the final hurdles before construction can begin.

EEIA expects anti-pipeline activists to weigh in during the comment period so has asked any interested parties that would be impacted by the pipeline to use EEIA’s Take Action platform to urge approval of the FEIS. Click here to make sure your voice heard.

The EEIA is the association for suppliers of construction, equipment, materials, and services for energy production and infrastructure. It is the only organization representing the full spectrum of the supply chain—tens of thousands of companies and millions of workers in all 50 states—supporting production facilities, midstream infrastructure including transmission pipelines, and downstream infrastructure for power generation, storage, processing, and export.