Many people are remodeling or constructing their homes to save energy and be more sustainable. The Eco Experience will feature new building and home energy exhibits to help you save on energy costs and reduce your environmental impact.
News Releases: July 2014
Eco Experience is a-can’t-miss for kids at the Minnesota State Fair. Join us for free environmentally friendly hands-on activities inside and outside the building! Fairgoers of all ages can learn about the environment and eco-friendly living in a fun, interactive way.
The Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator at Region 5 in Chicago asserting the EPA was wrong to disapprove a water-quality variance for the Mesabi Nugget facility that it had earlier approved. The letter requests the EPA to reconsider and reverse its decision.
Beginning Friday, August 1, 2014, no mercury-containing products will be allowed into a solid waste or wastewater disposal system, or a solid waste processing or disposal facility.
Lee J. Sackett, Inc., a tractor repair and restoration business in Steele and Mower counties, is correcting several environmental violations as part of a recent agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has prepared a draft Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, on a proposed construction project at the Advanced Disposal Rolling Hills solid waste landfill in Wright County.
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.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking comments on a water quality improvement report and protection plan for the Crow Wing River watershed.
In its ongoing efforts to promote environmental compliance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 68 enforcement cases in 41 counties throughout Minnesota during the second quarter of 2014.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has penalized Greenheck Fan Corp., doing business in Minneapolis as Innovent Air Handling, LLC, a manufacturer of large heavy-duty air handling systems, for operating a paint booth that did not have a required air emissions permit.
The corporate owner of a public boat launch on Duluth’s Island Lake reservoir recently agreed to make $53,000 in improvements at Jay Cooke State Park in lieu of paying a penalty for stormwater violations, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced today.
The MPCA is seeking input from scientific peer reviewers about the agency's analysis of research on the impacts of sulfate on wild rice.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is proposing to add two contaminated sites to Minnesota’s Superfund list.
The metal coating company has been the subject of an MPCA investigation for air quality and hazardous waste violations at its facility in Perham.
How healthy are Minnesota’s rivers and streams? How do our land use choices affect water quality and aquatic life?