Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Approves/Accepts Line 3RP Revised FEIS and Reaffirms Certificate of Need and Routing Permits
February 3, 2020
Pipeline replacement project to move forward
CALGARY and DULUTH, MN, Feb. 3, 2020 /CNW/ - Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) (TSX: ENB) said it is pleased with today's ruling by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) that the Line 3 Replacement Project (L3RP)'s second revised Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) is adequate. The MPUC also reaffirmed L3RP's applications for a certificate of need and pipeline routing permit.
"After nearly five years of community engagement, environmental review, regulatory and legal review, it's good to see the Line 3 Replacement Project move forward," said Vern Yu, Executive Vice President, Liquids Pipelines. "It is a $2.6 billion investment in the state's critical energy infrastructure, but from the start of the project has been about improving safety and reliability for communities and the environment. We now look forward to next steps on the project's remaining permits." The replacement of Line 3 is the most studied pipeline project in Minnesota history.
Enbridge will continue to work with the State and Federal permitting agencies to finalize the permits required to start construction.
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