Family Walking Down Rural Gravel Driveway

St. Paul, MNConsumer Energy Alliance (CEA) released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted the final federal permit for Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement project. CEA Midwest Director, Chris Ventura made the following statement:

“The approval of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers underscores the vast amount of work which went into planning the modernization of Line 3. We are pleased that the Corps put sound science and facts over the feelings of fear peddled by activist groups.”

“Minnesotans and tribal members from across the state have participated in more than 70 public hearings and hundreds of pages of environmental studies. Their contributions have ensured the Line 3 Replacement Project safeguards our shared environment, minimizes the environmental impact during construction, and provides for full environmental restoration upon project completion.”

“We look forward to the beginning of construction of the most studied pipeline in the history of Minnesota, putting our tradesmen and women back to work, and energizing local economies which have been severely impacted by the pandemic.”