News Releases: March 2016

MPCA analysis confirms poor air quality in North Minneapolis industrial area Thursday, March 24, 2016

Air monitors have recorded violations of the state standard for particles in an industrial area of North Minneapolis.

MPCA commissioner announces creation of environmental justice advisory group Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The group will provide input and recommendations about ways to incorporate the principles of environmental justice into the agency’s work.

MPCA seeks comments from public on proposed hog feedlot expansion in Freeborn County Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Public comments on the proposed Buendorf feedlot expansion EAW will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on April 13, 2016.

MPCA seeks public comments on proposed landfill expansion in Polk County Monday, March 7, 2016

The landfill currently covers about 52 acres within a county-owned 360-acre plot of land. The proposed expansion would increase the landfill by about 13 acres.

MPCA offers small-business grants to cut air emissions Friday, March 4, 2016

The grants will pay up to $50,000 for projects to reduce use of VOC-containing chemicals or put in lower-emitting equipment.