SANDPIPER PIPELINE PROJECT "PROBABLY OFF THE TABLE"
FOSSTON, MN—Representative Steve Green, R-Fosston, issued the following statement regarding news that Enbridge has agreed to purchase a minority stake in the Bakken Pipeline system to ensure transportation of crude oil from North Dakota. The report indicates that this could mean the proposed Sandpiper pipeline project is now "off the table."
"Today’s news is a reminder of the harm that regulatory red-tape and environmental special interests have on good-paying jobs here in Greater Minnesota,” said Green. “We need to take a long look at streamlining the permitting process to ensure that projects like the Sandpiper are reviewed in a timely manner so companies invest in Minnesota. It’s time to get bureaucrats out of the way and let folks know that Minnesota is open for business.”