News Releases: May 2021

Hibbing Public Utilities exceeds air pollution limits for nearly four years Friday, May 28, 2021

According to an MPCA enforcement investigation, Hibbing Public Utilities exceeded emission requirements in its air permit from 2017 to 2020 at its district heating plant.

MPCA advances cleanup of St. Louis River Area of Concern with Scanlon reservoir Thursday, May 27, 2021

The MPCA today released its environmental assessment of a project to remove decades-old legacy pollution from the Scanlon Reservoir in the St. Louis River Area of Concern.

MPCA offers $5.2 million in grants for replacing heavy-duty diesel vehicles with electric or cleaner diesel Thursday, May 27, 2021

The MPCA is offering more than $5 million in grants to replace heavy-duty diesel vehicles with all-electric, cleaner diesel, or alternative fuel models.

MPCA GreenCorps accepting applications from students, recent grads seeking professional environmental experience Thursday, May 13, 2021

The MPCA is now accepting applications from recent college graduates interested in launching environmental careers by becoming Minnesota GreenCorps members.

Two-year investigation finds 3M failed to manage hazardous waste at Cottage Grove facility Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The MPCA today announced an enforcement agreement with 3M regarding the company’s failure to properly record, store, inspect, and dispose of hazardous waste at its manufacturing and waste incineration facility in Cottage Grove.

Otter Tail River Watershed reports highlight water quality issues and efforts by local partners to correct, prevent problems Monday, May 10, 2021

Among numerous impaired waters in the Red River Basin, the Otter Tail River Watershed stands out for its generally good water quality, according to new draft reports by the MPCA.