Minnesota Infrastructure Union Welcomes State Court of Appeals Decision Upholding Public Utilities Commission Approval of Line 3 Permits

Jun 15 2021

Saint Paul, MN – Today, Minnesota's infrastructure union issued the following statement after the Minnesota Court of Appeals rejected multiple petitions to overturn the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s decisions to approve the Line 3 Replacement project.

"Today, the Minnesota Court of Appeals once again upheld the Public Utility Commission’s decision allowing construction of a replacement for the deteriorating Line 3 pipeline to continue," said Joel Smith, President and Business Manager. "The ruling is yet another reminder that the project, which will reduce spill risks and protect tribal resources by moving the pipeline off the Leech Lake Reservation while creating thousands of union jobs, has met every legal test. Opponents had their day in court, and now it’s time to work together to ensure that the project is completed in a safe and timely manner."