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Walz Set to Continue Dayton's Department of Commerce Appeal

Walz Set to Continue Dayton's Department of Commerce Appeal Photo: MGN Online. Walz Set to Continue Dayton's Department of Commerce Appeal

February 12, 2019 09:38 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Tim Walz says his administration will continue to appeal regulatory approval of the Enbridge Energy Line 3 pipeline project in northern Minnesota.               

State utility regulators last summer approved Enbridge Energy's plans to build a new $2.6 billion pipeline to replace the aging and corroding Line 3. But, former Gov. Mark Dayton's Department of Commerce appealed that decision. Walz on Tuesday said his administration will continue that effort.             

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Faith leaders gathered in his office last Friday to urge an appeal, while a mostly Republican group of lawmakers urged him to let the project move forward.               

Last month, scientists from the activist group Science for the People went to his office to say the Line 3 upgrade will aggravate climate change by facilitating further use of fossil fuels.

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