The Environmental Quality Board’s 2020 State Water Plan and the MPCA's Nutrient Reduction Strategy Progress Update call for collaboration, action, and integrating climate change mitigation and adaptability into all levels of water planning.
Every day, Minnesotans are experiencing the adverse effects of climate change. As part of Climate Week in Minnesota, the MPCA launched two digital initiatives to draw attention to climate issues: Our Minnesota Climate, a new interagency website about the state’s integrated climate initiatives, and a social media campaign about the effects of climate change happening across Minnesota here and now.
According to new draft reports released by the MPCA, surface waters in the Mississippi River – Sartell Watershed are in fair condition, but phosphorus and E. coli pollution are threatening aquatic life and recreation in several streams and lakes.
Koda Energy LLC has paid a $13,600 civil penalty to the MPCA for a series of air-emission violations at its biomass energy generation facility in Shakopee.
The MPCA and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced a $700 million drinking water protection plan for the Twin Cities East Metropolitan Area.
The MPCA has granted a 30-day extension for comments on a proposed dairy operation in Norman County to allow additional public review of information related to groundwater availability.
The MPCA will host an online public informational meeting on Thursday, September 3, on its proposal to reissue the Alexandria Lakes Area Sanitary District's wastewater treatment permit with a variance.
The MPCA announced today it will fund the installation of up to 38 additional fast charging stations in Greater Minnesota, extending the existing EV highway corridor network by more than 2,500 miles.
Duluth Ready Mix Concrete Inc. has agreed to pay a $12,300 civil penalty to the MPCA for stormwater violations at its gravel pit in Canyon, about 35 miles northwest of Duluth.
The MPCA released its draft permit and an environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) for Riverview LLP’s proposed Waukon Dairy, a 10,500-head dairy feedlot located about five miles southeast of Gary in Norman County.
According to a new draft report released by the MPCA, the Upper Mississippi River from near Grand Rapids to Brainerd is in good condition overall, but has excess sediment in the water in some areas.
Mesabi Metallics Co. LLC has applied to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to reissue its air quality permit.
The MPCA released its draft permit and an environmental assessment worksheet for Aggen Farms’ proposed expansion of its swine facility in Nobles County.
The Rainy River is a story of recovery, international partnership, and effective environmental regulations taking a river from heavily polluted to “good to excellent” water quality, according to a report recently released by the MPCA.
The MPCA has granted a 30-day extension for comments on a proposed large swine feedlot operation in Norman County to allow public review of results from a pending aquifer test.
The MPCA today launched an innovative pilot grant project for electric school buses that will support cleaner vehicle technology and reduce harmful air pollution, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative has applied to the MPCA for seasonal variances from several wastewater treatment standards at its beet processing plant east of Renville.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has released studies of two contaminated sites — the Scanlon and Thomson reservoirs — in the St. Louis River Area of Concern (AOC) that detail cleanup options for the sites.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has concluded 118 enforcement cases in the first half of 2020.
The Metropolitan Council’s Metro Transit paid a civil penalty of $14,308 for air quality violations at its Franklin Avenue light-rail operations and maintenance facility in south Minneapolis.
Nutrient pollution needs to significantly decrease — by as much as 75 percent in some waters — for lakes and streams in the Shell Rock River Watershed to better support fish and recreation, according to two reports by the MPCA and its partners.
B&H Petroleum Equipment Company of Mankato, owned by Stargate Inc., has paid a $15,000 civil penalty to the MPCA for a series of underground storage tank violations.
The MPCA released its environmental assessment worksheet for a proposed 5.4 million gallon asphalt cement storage facility in southern Inver Grove Heights.
Kerry Inc., a maker of food ingredients and flavors, paid an $11,350 civil penalty to the MPCA for a series of air-quality violations at its facility in Rochester.
According to a newly released Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) environmental assessment worksheet (EAW), LJP Enterprises of North Mankato LLC is proposing to double its capacity to process source-separated industrial waste, including non-recyclable plastics and wood, using a new shredder at their existing solid-waste transfer station.