Proposed standards would address Minnesota’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases
The MPCA informed the company that it is unable to issue a 401 Certification in light of a recent Court of Appeals decision and because additional information is needed to ensure compliance with water quality standards.
Under the settlement, Northern Metal Recycling admitted it submitted inaccurate emissions records to the MPCA and will permanently shut down its Minneapolis shredder operations by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.
The MPCA is offering up to $1.5 million to help businesses, communities, and organizations purchase new all-electric vehicles or equipment to replace diesel models.
Legislators will see how the Legacy Amendment is making a difference to water quality in southeast Minnesota when they come to Rochester and the surrounding area Sept. 15-16 for a tour.
The proposal would produce 250 tons per day of fuel for incineration off-site and install two systems in an existing building to recover materials and derive fuel from refuse.
The Aug. 22 meeting, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Gary New Duluth Community Center, offers the public a chance to review cleanup options, ranging from no action to full removal of contaminated sediments above cleanup levels.
The public is invited to weigh in on any environmental issues or concerns by Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Changes in water and land management are needed across the Minnesota River Basin to improve water quality in the state’s namesake river, as well as streams and lakes throughout the 10 million acres of the basin, according to four studies released today by the MPCA and local partners.
Many lakes and streams in the Lower Minnesota River Watershed are not meeting water quality standards, according to a new report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).
New reports from the MPCA detail causes of water pollution in the Watonwan River Watershed, ways to improve water quality, and how landowners are involved. The reports are open for public comment through September 20.
A new MPCA report on the Minnesota River-Mankato Watershed details the causes of water pollution in the watershed, ways to improve water quality, and how landowners are involved. The report is open for public comment until September 20.
The metal recycler had agreed in a Feb. 28, 2017, court settlement to cease shredding at the Minneapolis facility by Aug. 1, 2019.
According to new draft reports released by the MPCA, the Mississippi River – Grand Rapids Watershed has very good overall water quality, but forest protection is critical to preserving it.
According to new draft reports released by the MPCA, there are 31 impairments for fish and aquatic insects and recreation in 19 reaches of the Red Lake River and its tributaries.
“Water Gremlin has had more than enough time to get its pollution control equipment fully operational and tested,” said MPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop.
The group's charter and application materials can be found on the MPCA’s Environmental Justice Advisory Group webpage.
The expansion would increase the site's currently permitted capacity from 25.4 million cubic yards of mixed municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, and industrial waste to approximately 47 million cubic yards.
After reviewing the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ ruling regarding the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Line 3 project, the MPCA has determined the court’s decision has implications for how this work will proceed.
It will have two confinement barns, a mortality composting building, a stormwater detention pond, and a new water well.
Chloride from de-icing salt and water softeners gets into lakes, streams and even groundwater, and once in the water, there is no easy way to remove it.
The proposal would expand the number of pigs at the site from 2,400 to 4,800.
The permit applies to more than 4,000 businesses in Minnesota, including salvage yards and scrap recyclers, landfills, airports, trucking companies, food processors, and manufacturers.
The MPCA needs volunteers to measure water clarity in hundreds of streams — including 676 high-priority sites — and 2,857 lakes, then report back to the agency.
These open bodies of water behind Duluth’s Erie Pier were the subject of a 2015 cleanup investigation.