Since its construction, Northern Lights has been an integral part of supplying Minnesota customers with access to domestic, clean and affordable natural gas.
The 2019 Northern Lights Expansion project will provide a much-needed expansion to this critical infrastructure, ensuring that Northern Natural Gas continues to transport the natural gas required to meet the growing energy requirements of Northern’s customers serving the state of Minnesota.
I believe the FERC’s finding that approval of the proposed project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment is appropriate.
There are no further potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. In addition, this project will:
- Provide a significant amount of construction jobs in Minnesota;
- Increase property tax revenue in each county the project intersects;
- Provide a boost to the Minnesota economy during design and construction;
- Reduce apportionment and continue reliable natural gas delivery.
The people of Minnesota deserve the tremendous economic and energy benefits associated with this critical infrastructure project. Please certify the need for the 2019 Northern Lights Expansion without delay.