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Minnesota Petroleum Council releases statement following Line 3 cancellation

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World Pipelines,

The Minnesota Petroleum Council has released the following statement after the upcoming hearing in St. Cloud on the Line 3 pipeline replacement project was cancelled:

“There’s no doubt that today’s decision to cancel the public meeting on Line 3 is disappointing,” said Minnesota Petroleum Council Executive Director Erin Roth. “What’s worse is that communities are put in this position by some who actively obstruct civil discourse, stifle free speech, and disrespect those in attendance who are there to respectfully voice their opinion. These hearings are important for Minnesotans to learn more about this important infrastructure project and the benefits that would come from it.

“It’s estimated that the Line 3 replacement project would support thousands of Minnesota jobs and generate an estimated US$20 million/y in state property taxes. Plus, this project will use the latest and greatest technology aimed at protecting the environment and communities across the state. We hope that this cancellation is an isolated incident and look forward to our continued participation in these hearings throughout Minnesota.”

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