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RELEASE: Rep. Lislegard statement on Dept. of Commerce’s decision to appeal Line 3 permit

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

SAINT PAUL – Today, the Minnesota Department of Commerce announced plans to appeal the Environmental Impact Statement approved by the Public Utilities Commission for the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project in northern Minnesota. State Rep. Dave Lislegard (DFL – Aurora) issued the following statement:

“I’m beyond frustrated and disappointed by this decision. This project has been through a rigorous environmental review process that included over 70 public hearings, and it’s earned approval from the PUC twice. It’s time for the delays to stop and get the project started so folks in northern Minnesota can get back to work.

“This isn’t the One Minnesota we were promised.”