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Minnesota regulator approves certificate of need for Enbridge Line 3 project

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Monday approved a certificate of need for Enbridge Inc's Line 3 oil replacement project, moving the long-delayed replacement closer to reality.

The decision followed the regulator's decision earlier in the day that a revised environmental impact statement for the project was adequate. The commission was to consider issuing a route permit next. (Reporting by Rod Nickel; Editing by Sandra Maler)