STATEMENT FROM LEADER DAUDT ON GOV. WALZ'S LATEST LINE 3 OBSTRUCTION
August 19, 2020
CROWN, MN — House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, issued the following statement regarding today's news that the Minnesota Department of Commerce has once again appealed the certificate of need that was approved by the Public Utilities Commission — including Gov. Walz's own appointees.
“Instead of helping the one in four Minnesotans unemployed along the Line 3 route, the Governor has once again chosen to obstruct and delay this critical project and the thousands of jobs it would bring to Northern Minnesota. This is the most scrutinized project in Minnesota history, it’s been approved by his own appointees on the Public Utilities Commission but the governor will once again be wasting taxpayer resources in an attempt to stop this project.”
This is at least the third time that Gov. Walz has chosen to delay and obstruct the Line 3 pipeline. The project is expected to create more than 8600 jobs and bring more than $2 billion in private investment to Minnesota.