News Releases: May 2018

Air quality alert issued due to ozone for Tuesday, May 29th Monday, May 28, 2018

The affected area includes the Twin Cities metro, Rochester, and Albert Lea.

MPCA seeks comments from public on proposed new hog feedlots' expansion in Steele County Monday, May 28, 2018

The public may submit written comments on the Klemmensen EAW until 4:30 p.m. June 27, 2018.

MPCA beginning second ten-year cycle of water quality monitoring field work throughout Minnesota Wednesday, May 23, 2018

This work is funded by the Clean Water Fund from the constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2008.

Mankato waste transfer station proposes increase in operating hours Monday, May 21, 2018

MWPC has seen an increase in waste processing from approximately 43,000 tons per year in 2015 to more than 60,000 tons per year in 2017.

Comment period extended on draft studies that recommend Bois de Sioux River Watershed water quality improvements, protection Monday, May 7, 2018

The studies found that Bois de Sioux River Watershed water pollution is linked to land alterations designed to promote soil drainage, such as stream channelization and ditching.

Minnesota joins coalition of 17 states to defend national clean car rules Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The lawsuit claims the EPA acted arbitrarily and capriciously, failed to follow its own Clean Car regulations, and violated the Clean Air Act.