ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Letter: Benefits of Line 3 will be long-lasting

On top of this, more than $200 million was injected into Minnesota’s economy from this project, and Enbridge’s property taxes in our state will more than double since completed.

Letter to the editor FSA
We are part of The Trust Project.

There is nothing better than a project like the Line 3 pipeline replacement project. The benefits are countless, some of which will not be realized for years to come.

The impact on our workforce is one that should not be overlooked. Thanks to this project, there were thousands of workers hired, with most being from right here in Minnesota. This job prioritized working with our local unions and cleared out the union halls to add to their crew.

Additionally, Enbridge’s efforts to prioritize investments in Minnesota’s tribal communities is next to none. More than $300 million was spent through training and hiring efforts as well as in partnerships with Native American owned contractors. There are hundreds of Minnesota tribal members who now have valuable work training and new skills to benefit their lives for years!

At a time when many Americans lack the necessary skills and training for these sorts of trade jobs, we are lucky to have a better educated and experienced workforce which will serve us well for decades.

On top of this, more than $200 million was injected into Minnesota’s economy from this project, and Enbridge’s property taxes in our state will more than double since completed.

ADVERTISEMENT

The list of benefits from the Line 3 pipeline project go on and on, and we will be reaping the rewards for a long time.

Bruce Bjerke, Leonard, Minn.

What to read next
We can no longer sit back and say well, that is just the way it is, and allow our government to go into private homes without cause or provocation.
From abortion to recession, border security to crime, energy policy to inflation, the partisan framing of major issues by most corporate media are calculated efforts to influence you and define debate.
We watch both sides of the political spectrum talk about the lack of bipartisanship and why the two sides can’t get along.
It was interesting (and alarming) that bison living centuries ago were 37% bigger than the current size of bison. I hope that projections are wrong that bison will become 46% smaller by the end of this century.