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WASHINGTON, DC - Following the Minnesota Public Utilities Commision's (PUC) decision to replace Line 3 using the preferred route, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement:

“I applaud the PUC's decision on Line 3 and am encouraged they agree replacing the pipeline using the preferred route is in the best interest for all Minnesotans. The fact is, Line 3 is old, needs significant repair, and is running at a fraction of its original capacity. Replacing it using the preferred route, which avoids reservation lands and environmentally sensitive areas, will ensure that the safe, continuous, reliable supply of North American energy is available to serve the needs of Minnesotans, Midwesterners and Americans. Additionally, a modern replacement, using state-of-the-art facilities and technologies, will provide thousands of jobs for Minnesotans. This is a win for all parties and I look forward to the project's completion.”

In an op-ed published in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Reps. Emmer, Collin Peterson (MN-07), Rick Nolan (MN-08) and Jason Lewis (MN-02) advocated for the PUC to replace Line 3 using the preferred route. Read the full piece online here.