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January 13, 2020

Only A Few Days Left To Make Your Voice Heard On Important Minnesota Pipeline Project

As Connecting the Dots reported last month, the long-running permitting process for Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement pipeline project in Minnesota is moving forward. In December, 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.

With that announcement, the PUC established a public comment period that expires this week (January 16, 2020) that allows the public to provide input on whether this updated FEIS is adequate.

MSCI members who are interested in commenting should click here to do so.

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.

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.