News Releases: December 2014

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency sets a new Guinness World Record Monday, December 29, 2014

The MPCA is now a Guinness World Records title holder, having successfully set a record for the largest paper ball.

Flint Hills Resources proposed refinery changes are open for public review Monday, December 22, 2014

The company has proposed two projects at its refinery in Rosemount — a natural-gas based, combined heat and power cogeneration facility and a clean fuels project.

Public meeting scheduled for proposed permit for new U of M steam plant Monday, December 22, 2014

The proposed system will use natural gas as primary fuel, and will replace two coal fired boilers.

Celebrating a landmark environmental law: Closed Landfill Program marks two decades of success Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Twenty years ago, there were more than 100 closed, state-permitted landfills across the state that had accepted garbage, and many of them were contaminating drinking water and generating explosive methane gas.

For the sake of our lakes, keep your pavement on a low-salt diet Monday, December 15, 2014

It is estimated that we toss more than 350,000 tons of salt on the metro area roads, parking lots and sidewalks annually.

Southern half of Minnesota under air pollution advisory Thursday, December 11, 2014

AQI levels will be in the upper moderate range, with hourly AQI readings reaching levels considered unhealthy for sensitive groups at times.

Corn Plus ethanol plant to correct air permit, noise violations Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In addition to correcting the identified violations, the company has paid a $25,000 penalty.