News Releases: January 2015

Minnesota leads the nation in pollution prevention Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Minnesota businesses are the best in the United States at reducing or eliminating some dangerous pollutants, according to a recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report.

Mini Eco Experience coming from the State Fair to Bemidji’s Headwaters Science Center Monday, January 26, 2015

The Exhibits will be visiting the Headwaters Science Center in downtown Bemidji from Jan. 31 to June 15, 2015.

Comments sought for report on water pollution in St. Clair Lake Monday, January 26, 2015

The report is open for review and comment through Feb. 19.

MPCA completes 58 enforcement cases in fourth quarter of 2014; 251 cases in all of 2014 Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Penalties from all 58 cases totaled $469,815.

MPCA seeks comments on restoration/protection report for Sauk River Watershed Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The public comment period begins Jan. 20 and continues through Feb. 19, 2015.

City of Hastings and Max Steininger Inc. are penalized for stormwater violations Friday, January 16, 2015

In addition to correcting identified problems, the city and its contractor have been assessed a $40,000 penalty.

Carl Bolander and Sons Construction Co. is penalized for stormwater violations Thursday, January 15, 2015

In addition to correcting the identified problems, the company also paid a $29, 385 penalty.

MPCA asking for comments on Clearbrook pipeline station expansion Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The proposal would add four new crude oil storage tanks at a Minnesota Pipeline Company pipeline station operated by Koch Pipeline Company just southeast of Clearbrook.