“The Minnesota Chamber has long advocated for a streamlined and predictable permitting process, all the while protecting our natural resources. Our members cite time, cost and uncertainty as their primary concerns with existing environmental review.

“We are disappointed and troubled by the Appeal Court’s decision today. This project has undergone a years-long, thorough review and has met the strict environmental standards set by state regulatory agencies. The ruling opens the project to additional litigation and further delay — all at peril to growing our state’s economy for the benefit of all Minnesotans. The implications raise a cloud not only over this project but for any future economic development proposals.”

— Minnesota Chamber President Doug Loon in a statement Monday