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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens’ Board will consider the adequacy of the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposal to construct a new disposal area at the Advanced Disposal Rolling Hills landfill in Wright County. 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites the public to review and comment on an environmental review document for a combined heat and power facility at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Comments are being accepted through November 26.

A new report by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and local groups in the Sunrise River watershed recommends action to restore several water bodies in the watershed and protect those in good health.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will host two meetings on Oct. 23 to share information about a water quality study and plans for reducing phosphorous levels in St. Clair Lake.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites the public to review and comment on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for wastewater infrastructure improvements at a Metropolitan Council site in Eagan. 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking comments on a watershed restoration and protection report and a water quality report for the Mississippi River-St. Cloud Watershed.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking comments on a watershed restoration and protection report for the North Fork Crow River Watershed.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has penalized Jordan Transformer, which repairs and refurbishes industrial electrical transformers in Jordan, Minn. for operating without a required air quality permit that regulates emissions of air pollutants.  

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites the public to an informational meeting Oct. 9, 2014 on the draft state wastewater discharge permit for a proposal by the Jordan Sands Company to mine silica sand at an existing quarry near Mankato.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has declared Sept. 22-28 SepticSmart week. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), now is a good time for families to make sure their septic systems are ready for winter.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking feedback on a draft water quality improvement report for seven lakes in the Rice Creek watershed. Public comments will be accepted through October 21, 2014.

A newly-re-issued industrial stormwater permit may affect municipally-owned industrial facilities that need to apply or re-apply for permit coverage on or before October 5, 2014.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is inviting public comment on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the proposed addition of an above-ground storage tank at Heartland Corn Products. The 30-day comment period will end Oct. 15, 2014.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has announced a new rule that will protect public health by reducing mercury emissions from taconite processing.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is inviting public comment on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the City of Elk River’s wastewater treatment expansion and improvements. The 30-day comment period will end Oct. 1, 2014.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has fined St. Paul Park Refining Co. for failing to properly treat, store and dispose of benzene-containing wastewater at its refinery in St. Paul Park.

The Minnesota State Fair’s history in agriculture, arts, innovation, and youth projects is kept alive in the fair’s environmentally themed building, the Eco Experience.

A draft report about water pollution in portions of the Pomme de Terre River watershed in west-central Minnesota is open for public review and comment from Aug. 18 through Sept. 17.

Troy Phillips of rural Janesville is proposing to build a hog feedlot southeast of Mankato. The feedlot would consist of two total-confinement barns, each with 2,400 hogs. Manure would be stored in reinforced concrete pits under each barn.

While many streams flowing to Lake Pepin in southeastern Minnesota offer high water quality and need protection, a handful of trout streams need reductions in bacteria levels, according to a study by local partners and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).

Inspiring kids to love nature is the best way to encourage them to protect our environment and teach them to be part of something bigger than themselves.

Come learn all about pollinators and view our beautiful gardens and displays, right in the front yard of Eco Experience!

Minnesota’s climate is changing. At this year’s Eco Experience  find out how Minnesotans are adapting to the changing climate and what they are doing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to ensure climate change remains manageable in the future.

Discover how day-to-day actions can improve the air we breathe at this year’s Eco Experience at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking comments on a water quality improvement report for the North Fork Crow River watershed. 

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