COLUMBUS, OH – Today, Minnesota’s Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), Ann O’Reilly, issued her final recommendations to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on the Line 3 Pipeline. After the recommendations were released, Consumer Energy Alliance Midwest Executive Director, Chris Ventura, issued the following statement:
“After a lengthy hearing process, strong bipartisan majorities across Minnesota, including families, farmers, and small businesses have shown their support for this vital project which would bring much needed supplies of affordable, reliable energy.”
“The ALJ’s ruling brings us one step closer to modernizing Minnesota’s critical energy infrastructure. Pipeline projects like Line 3 are the most responsible way to deliver energy to our communities, and we call upon the Public Utilities Commission to quickly approve the replacement of Line 3.”
“Pipeline infrastructure is critical to ensuring that families and small businesses have access to the energy resources that power their lives and help them pursue the American dream. Pipelines like Line 3 represent billions of dollars in investment that will put our friends and neighbors to work and provide much-needed tax dollars to build schools, hospitals, roads and provide emergency services.”
About Consumer Energy Alliance
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) brings together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers and manufacturers to support America’s energy future. With more than 450,000 members nationwide, our mission is to help ensure stable prices and energy security for households across the country. We believe energy development is something that touches everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary for all of us to actively engage in the conversation about how we develop our diverse energy resources and energy’s importance to the economy. Learn more at ConsumerEnergyAlliance.org.