Depending where they’re located, farmers and landowners across the country are turning to energy development and infrastructure to help make those ends meet. Whether it is traditional energy development, wind or pipeline titleholder, royalty income and leases help supplement what might otherwise be a bad season, or be the money to send a kid to school while still keeping the farm profitable.
You see, pipelines aren’t just about energy; they’re about people too. 358 people to be exact. Yes, those are permanent jobs and a whole lot of salaries that come with those jobs. Believe it or not, when you calculate the wages of those individuals and how they spend their paychecks, it adds up to about $30 million back into the local economy.
Do You Know How Much Oil Minnesota Uses Every Day?
Minnesotans consume roughly 10 gallons of oil per day.
And did you know that the energy from Line 3 provides 14 million gallons? Without Line 3, how will Minnesota replace the fuel it will lose if the project doesn’t move forward? It’s time to move forward and Modernize Minnesota’s infrastructure.
The Line 3 replacement would not only ensure that Minnesotans’ have access to reliable and affordable energy, it would also employ thousands of Minnesotans. According to a study by the University of Minnesota Duluth, the Line 3 Replacement project will create 8,600 jobs – with 76 percent being local. The economic benefits are tremendous, with over $2.1 billion in new investment and over $330 million in new payroll for workers in Minnesota.
What Keeps Minnesotans’ Moving?
In 2017, a record 38,034,341 passengers traveled through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The airport supports 86,900 jobs and generates $15.9 billion in total economic output for the Twin Cities metropolitan area. How many records can we break if jet fuel shortages as a result of Line 3 delays occur?
Not only would Line 3 reduce costs for Minnesota consumers, the replacement project also directly helps fund schools, roads, and hospitals in the community. In addition, there are local communities that rely on tax dollars provided by the pipeline and need the jobs that are created for construction of the project and other related activities.
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It is critical that Line 3 is replaced and upgraded to continue to meet the energy needs for families, seniors, households, motorists, and businesses across the state.
Upgrading Line 3 will provide tremendous economic benefits with over $2.1 billion in new investment and over $330 million in new payroll for workers in Minnesota. Local communities that rely on tax dollars provided by the pipeline to help fund schools, roads, and first responders would also see significant new revenues for construction and related activities. According to a study by the University of Minnesota Duluth, the Line 3 Replacement project will create 8,600 jobs – with 76 percent being local.
Join Minnesotans from across the state as we work together to modernize Minnesota and maintain our energy infrastructure. Send your letter via mail, or comment online at mndnr.gov/line3 in support of modernizing Minnesota today!