News Releases: August 2015

MPCA seeks comments from public on proposed beef feedlot expansion in Pope County Monday, August 31, 2015

The proposal would expand a cattle feedlot south of Lake Reno to 1,900 head of slaughter steers from an existing 1,608 head of feeder cattle.

Flush yourself this year at the Eco Experience Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Water is more than just lakes and streams. Stop by the Eco Experience to quench your thirst for knowledge about a variety of Minnesota’s waters, from groundwater to wastewater, and how to protect them.

Choose to reuse all 12 days of the State Fair Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ReUSE Minnesota will add new dimension to the MPCA’s on-going Reduce, Reuse, Recycle feature at the Eco Experience building, featuring a multipurpose workspace comprised of reuse and re-purposed items, hands-on projects, and daily demonstrations of do-it-yourself reuse projects and repair techniques.

MPCA seeks comments on proposed hog feedlot expansion in Nobles County Thursday, August 20, 2015

The producer wants to expand his his 2,400-head finishing facility by adding a second 2,400-head barn, for a total of 4,800 finishing hogs.

Open for comment: Environmental worksheet for biodiesel production in Glenville Thursday, August 20, 2015

Th owner of the biodiesel plant is planning to expand its production from 31.5 to 38 million gallons per year, and an EAW on the project is open for comment through Sept. 16.

Don’t miss the amazing chefs at the Eco Experience Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Minnesota State Fair is more than just food on a stick. Daily food demos at the Eco Experience sell the sizzle of locally grown and produced food. Each day brings something new, with themed days focused on a particular culture.

You’ll be blown away at the Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair Monday, August 17, 2015

Look at your trash from a new perspective. Stop by the Eco Experience and learn a few behavior changes that can lead to less trash in our landfills and more resources for Minnesota companies.

The Red River of the North is the third of state’s 5 largest rivers to be monitored by MPCA Monday, August 10, 2015

The MPCA is half way through a 10-year effort to assess the condition of smaller rivers, streams and lakes throughout Minnesota’s 81 watersheds — the state’s largest rivers are being studied to complement that effort.

MPCA seeks comments from public on proposed feedlot expansion in Nobles County Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The MPCA has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet on the proposed expansion and the public may submit written comments on the feedlot expansion EAW until 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 2, 2015.

MPCA seeks comments on report about chloride pollution reduction for 37 metro waters Monday, August 3, 2015

The draft Chloride Management Plan and TMDL report developed for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area are available for public review and comment through Sept. 2, 2015.