The Line 3 Replacement Project can now start construction in Minnesota after receiving all necessary permits and approvals. Enbridge Executive Vice President and President of Liquid Pipelines Vern Yu said "This is a historic day for the Line 3 project which will strengthen the safety of the system for years to come. With all of the permits in hand, we can now start construction. Safety remains our top priority, and we will be implementing an industry leading COVID management plan to protect our workforce and the communities in which we will be working.”
The project is poised to provide significant economic benefits for counties, small businesses, Native American communities, and union members – bringing 4,200 family-sustaining, mostly local construction jobs, millions of dollars in local spending and additional tax revenues at a time when Northern Minnesota needs it most.