STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR DAYTON’S COMMENTS AT THE MINNESOTA ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERSHIP:
August 6, 2015
We are pleased that Governor Dayton has come to the same conclusion as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in determining that the proposed Sandpiper pipeline, which will transport Bakken oil, is the safest way in which to transport the product throughout the state of Minnesota.
The Sandpiper route is the best route for transporting crude petroleum via pipeline because it provides the best balance of impacts to people, the environment and economic considerations.
ABOUT THE MINNESOTA AGRICULTURE & ENERGY ALLIANCE:
The Minnesota Agriculture & Energy Alliance is a partnership between citizens, government, non-profit organizations and private companies working to support Minnesota’s farmers and agri-business, rural retailers and other small businesses. We want to improve life in our state, and so we support projects that make Minnesota better – and a better place to live and work