News Releases: January 2018

MPCA draft PolyMet NorthMet Project permits open for public comment Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The public comment period is open Wednesday, Jan. 31 through Mar. 16, 2018.

MPCA completes 59 enforcement cases in fourth quarter of 2017; 185 cases in all of 2017 Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Penalties from all 59 cases totaled just over $450,000.

Heron Lake ethanol plant reduces emissions of hazardous air pollutants Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Heron Lake BioEnergy replaced existing equipment to burn off HAPs in its industrial exhaust, has agreed to ensure future compliance with emission limits, and paid a $63,500 penalty.

Traveling exhibit at the state Capitol celebrates water in Minnesota Friday, January 12, 2018

The exhibit employs a variety of multimedia and hands-on displays to both inform viewers and celebrate the role of water in what makes Minnesota such a special place, and will reside in the State Capitol’s ground-level East Corridor through March 9.

MPCA proposes to deny Minntac water permit variance application; comments sought at public hearing Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The hearing is scheduled for Jan. 23, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mountain Iron Community Center, Iroquois Room, 8586 Enterprise Drive South, Mountain Iron, Minn.