ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
Minnesota Petroleum Council released the following statement after
the upcoming hearing in St. Cloud on the Line 3 pipeline
replacement project was canceled.
"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 $20
million per year 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."
The Minnesota Petroleum Council is a division of API, which
represents all segments of America's oil and natural gas industry.
Its more than 625 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 40 million Americans.
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SOURCE American Petroleum Institute