Month: June 2019

Enbridge Line 3 Statement

In response to the latest news regarding the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement project, Better In Our Back Yard encourages the State of Minnesota and its agencies to continue to move forward with the process to permit the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement project, ensuring the safe transportation of crude oil across northern Minnesota.

The Enbridge Line 3 Replacement project has been through four years of rigorous review, and Better In Our Back Yard is disappointed that the Minnesota Court of Appeals has allowed delays in a project that will strengthen northern Minnesota economically, put skilled union tradespeople to work and provide safer transportation of crude oil.

Better In Our Back Yard proudly supports the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project and will continue to advocate for the 6,500 living wage jobs that it will provide for Minnesotans.

Enbridge Statement

Official Statement

Better In Our Back Yard (BIOBY) is extremely disappointed to hear about today’s announcement that the Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed their ruling on the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project. Replacing this aging pipeline is critical in protecting our environment and strengthening our communities.

While this decision will certainly delay the project, eight of the nine aspects of the FEIS have been affirmed, and BIOBY remains confident in Enbridge’s ability to continue moving forward with the regulatory process.

Line 3 is the most closely-studied pipeline project in the state’s history, and Enbridge along with their many partners are committed to completing the necessary work safely. We stand with Enbridge because we know we can do it here – better – in our backyard.