Enbridge Inc. is pleased with the recent ruling by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) that the Line 3 Replacement Project (L3RP)'s second revised Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) is adequate. The MPUC also reaffirmed L3RP’s applications for a certificate of need and pipeline routing permit.
Vern Yu, Executive Vice President, Liquids Pipelines, said: "After nearly five years of community engagement, environmental review, regulatory and legal review, it is good to see the L3RP move forward […] It is a CAN$2.6 billion investment in the state's critical energy infrastructure, but from the start of the project has been about improving safety and reliability for communities and the environment. The company now look forward to next steps on the project's remaining permits." The replacement of Line 3 is the most studied pipeline project in Minnesota history.
Enbridge will continue to work with the State and Federal permitting agencies to finalise the permits required to start construction.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/regulations-and-standards/04022020/minnesota-public-utilities-commission-approves-line-3rp-revised-feis/