News releases

St. Cloud welcomes MPCA Commissioner to discuss budget initiatives, agency priorities Thursday, February 21, 2019

MPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop travels to St. Cloud to meeting with students in a wastewater treatment training program, and with students and staff at Westwood Elementary School.

Livestock and septic systems contribute to Minnesota River E. coli impairments Monday, February 4, 2019

There are two primary sources of concern for E. coli entering the Minnesota River: livestock from unpermitted animal feeding operations, and septic systems that represent public health threats.

State investigates air emissions at White Bear Township manufacturer Thursday, January 31, 2019

The facility has pollution control equipment designed to limit TCE emissions, but the MPCA and MDH recently learned that the equipment was not functioning properly and may not have been for some time. 

MPCA completes 31 enforcement cases in fourth quarter of 2018 Tuesday, January 22, 2019

In all of 2018, the MPCA completed 194 cases, totaling $1,062,440 in penalties.

MPCA says state’s air quality good, but not for all Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Pollutant levels have been going down for 30 years even as the economy continues to grow, but air quality is not the same across the state -- in some places, it’s not so good.

Studies call for more stream and ditch restoration, land use practice changes to restore and protect Grand Marais Creek Watershed Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The MPCA and local watershed partners are recommending stream and ditch restoration projects, and that landowners implement voluntary management practices to reduce water pollution in the watershed.

Open for comment: Proposed expansion of fuel terminal in Olmsted County Monday, January 7, 2019

The Magellan Pipeline Corp. proposes to build a 5-million-gallon tank at its petroleum storage and loading facility outside Eyota.

MPCA to hold public information meeting on draft permit for Dem-Con landfill Monday, January 7, 2019

During a public comment period, citizens raised concerns about the potential for groundwater contamination.

MPCA extends public comment period for draft Lansing landfill permit Thursday, January 3, 2019

Public comment period extended to January 11 for the SKB Lansing Landfill, north of Austin in Mower County.