PUC upholding route permit, EIS and certificate of need for Line 3

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is upholding the route permit, environmental impact statement and certificate of need for the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline project. 

The PUC rejected petitions for re-consideration late last week from environmental groups and Minnesota tribes. 

Jobs for Minnesotans in a statement said, “While Line 3 is still under the court appeal phase, we appreciate that this advancement in the process brings us closer to putting thousands of skilled tradespeople to work here at home in Minnesota.” 

Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth called the PUC “an embarrassment to Minnesota’s regulatory system,” and says her group and others will likely be appeal again.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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