Oil started flowing through the Line 3 much-needed replacement pipeline recently, and that’s a good thing for proponents of a pro-growth economy as well as those concerned about environmental impacts.
Check out what the Grand Forks Herald editorial board said about Line 3:
“Line 3 passed its regulatory hurdles and years of scrutiny before a single shovel broke Minnesota soil. It created thousands of jobs and will generate taxes for years to come in the counties through which it passes.
“Line 3 is in the ground and pumping oil, as it’s intended to do. That’s good.
“We have backed Line 3 throughout the process because we believe pipelines are the most efficient way to transport oil, and also because oil still is — at least for the time being — driving the nation’s, and the state’s, economy.”
After years of rules, regulations, legal challenges, protests that often turned illegal and included vandalism, the worthy project succeeded and now regions of Minnesota are reaping economic benefits and reliable and affordable energy is safely being transported.
Congratulations to all involved!