News Releases: May 2022

MPCA to invest $2 million for cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites in Cass Lake, Minneapolis and St. Paul Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will help MPCA restore and revitalize brownfield locations in four target areas: the Lake Street corridor and West Broadway corridor in Minneapolis, University Avenue corridor in Saint Paul, and the city of Cass Lake in northern Minnesota.

MPCA GreenCorps seeking recent college grads for professional environmental experiences around Minnesota Tuesday, May 17, 2022

MPCA is recruiting young professionals interested in environmental and climate issues for its Minnesota GreenCorps program. From helping communities address air pollution and climate issues to reducing food waste, GreenCorps assignments offer valuable real-world experience at sites in Greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro area. 

Hartel's Disposal LLC improperly discharged used motor oil and automotive fluids at its Proctor facility Friday, May 13, 2022

Floor drains were discharging used motor oil, auto fluids directly to the ground and the company failed to clean up the contamination

MPCA: One in four Minnesota communities do not have plans to address extreme weather caused by climate change Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Preliminary survey results from cities, counties, and tribal nations show 25 percent of Minnesota communities do not have plans to address extreme weather caused by climate change