MPCA reminder: tampering with pollution control systems is illegal

The MPCA recently sent letters to repair shops and car and truck dealers advising them of their obligation under the law to not modify vehicle pollution control systems nor sell vehicles with tampered systems.

Air quality alert issued due to ozone for Friday, Sept. 15th

The affected area includes the entire Twin Cities metro, Marshall, Rochester, St. Cloud and the Tribal Nation of Upper Sioux.

Air quality alert issued due to ozone for Thursday, Sept. 14th

The affected area includes the Twin Cities Metro, Saint Cloud, Hinckley and the Tribal Nation of Mille Lacs.

Studies on Zumbro River watershed: Trout streams need protection, others need work

Some waters are in good shape while many need work in the Zumbro River watershed in southeastern Minnesota, according to recent studies by the MPCA, Zumbro Watershed Partnership and other partners.

MPCA releases its proposal for protecting wild rice from excess sulfide

After years of research, data analysis, and consultation with tribes, the MPCA has released its proposed changes to Minnesota rules that are meant to protect wild rice from certain types of pollution.

MPCA will place air quality sensors in every Minneapolis and St. Paul ZIP code

The project will run for two years and will monitor fine particles, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide.