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St. Paul, MN – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading voice for responsible energy and environmental policies for families and businesses, applauded today’s action by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to issue the final construction stormwater permit for Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement project.

CEA Midwest Executive Director Chris Ventura issued the following statement:

“We applaud the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for taking action and approving this final permit for Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement project. With this last permit in hand, construction of Line 3 can finally begin in Minnesota.”

“After six years and over 70 public hearings, we are encouraged to see these final permits for this vital project which will help to modernize Minnesota’s energy infrastructure, support jobs for Minnesotans, and continue to provide reliable and affordable energy to communities across the state.”

“As the most comprehensively studied infrastructure project in the state’s history, we are pleased that Line 3 has now received all federal and state permits and authorizations required to begin work – showing that this critical project will also help advance our shared environmental goals. This essential maintenance and safety project will inject billions into Minnesota’s economy and it has been designed to safeguard and protect our environment, minimizing the environmental impact during construction with full environmental restoration upon completion.”