Washington, DC – Today, Enbridge Inc. announced the completion of the Line 3 Replacement Project, which will be in service October 1. The new line replaced an existing line that was corroding and operating at half capacity. In preparation for this project, input was gathered from 71 public comment regulatory meetings and more than 3,500 community engagement meetings, making it the most studied pipeline project in Minnesota state history.

“This is a monumental step for the health, safety, and livelihoods of the people that live and work along the 337-mile stretch of pipeline in Minnesota,” said Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-07). “The project was also the largest privately financed construction project in state history, supporting thousands of skilled labor jobs across northern Minnesota and millions in construction-related revenue to communities near the pipeline’s route.

“I want to thank every single person involved in this historic project. You did the hard work of engaging with local communities and exceeded legal and regulatory requirements during the scientific review phase. You also faced near-constant attempts to block the project from urban environmentalists and liberal special interest groups. I commend you all for the time and energy you have invested. The state of Minnesota will benefit for decades to come because of your efforts.”