News Releases: March 2018

20 years and 400 inspiring volunteers yield priceless water quality information Thursday, March 22, 2018

More than 400 volunteers monitor 500 stream sites across the state as part of the Citizen Stream Monitoring program.

MPCA offers grants to cut air emissions, improve air quality Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Potential projects that could be funded include switching to water-based or low-VOC solvents, inks, coatings or cleaners, or buying alternative process equipment or vehicles.

Duluth’s urban streams feature trout, pollution and rays of hope Monday, March 19, 2018

Few U.S. urban areas can boast of having anything close to Duluth’s 16 state-designated trout streams and 43 named streams within the city’s boundaries, but urban streams often suffer predictable consequences.

Cloquet ceiling tile plant penalized for adverse air quality impacts Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Between July 2014 and October 2016, the company self-reported that it violated its air quality permits for emissions exceedances or missed equipment testing 32 times.

Morris ethanol plant pays penalty, takes steps to prevent polluting nearby surface waters Tuesday, March 6, 2018

In addition to paying a penalty of $22,141, the company agreed to take numerous other actions to correct problems.

Two Duluth Harbor Slips’ cleanups open for environmental review, comment Monday, March 5, 2018

On the heels of the recently-proposed Minnesota Slip cleanup, Slips C and 3 are also home to contaminated sediments from a century of marine- and shipping-related activities.