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API-MN disappointed in Governor Walz decision, vows to continue to work with his administration on Line 3

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ST. PAUL, February 12, 2019 – API-Minnesota reacted to today’s decision by Governor Walz to continue pursuing a court appeal that would block Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project across northern Minnesota.

“Line 3 delivers affordable and reliable energy to Minnesotans every day – and as the most studied pipeline in Minnesota history, going through an unprecedented four years of environmental review which it has passed with flying colors, there should be no doubt that Line 3 can co-exist with the surrounding environment and communities,” said Erin Roth, executive director of API-Minnesota. “Governor Walz’s decision goes against all of the decisions to date made by the Public Utility Commission and even the Obama Administration – both of whom recognized the critical need this project meets for Minnesotans and expressed their support for Line 3 replacement. We continue to urge the Walz Administration to support the Line 3 replacement project for the benefit of the surrounding communities and environment.”

API-MN is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry, which supports 10.3 million jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 600 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 47 million Americans.