API Statement on Minnesota Supreme Court Decision for the Line 3 Replacement
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ST. PAUL, September 17, 2019—Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released a statement regarding the Minnesota Supreme Court’s ruling allowing the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to move forward and address the Line 3 Replacement Project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
“API commends that the MPUC will now be able to move forward with the Line 3 Replacement Project’s EIS, providing guidance on the remaining process and timeline to complete the project, which is the most studied pipeline project in state history – having undergone four years and thousands of hours of environmental review,” said Erin Roth, executive director of API Minnesota. “Line 3 helps to provide the reliable and affordable energy Minnesotans use every day and it’s time to move the replacement project and the $2.9 billion investment in Minnesota forward and update our state’s energy infrastructure.”
API Minnesota is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 600 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 47 million Americans. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization. In its first 100 years, API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.