Environment

Old Electronics Replaced Over The Holidays? Recycle It!If you found a brand new electronic device under the Christmas tree this year, your next question is what to do with the old one.
MPCA Claims Environmental Successes In 2015The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it came up with a variety of creative approaches to the state's environmental challenges in 2015. The agency's "Swimmable, Fishable, Fixable?" report in April offered evidence about impaired water quality and its causes.
Budget Compromise Would Land Great Lakes Program $300MA wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program appears to have survived the latest attempt to cut it. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative would get $300 million next year under a massive spending bill crafted by congressional negotiators. The House and Senate are expected to vote on the package this week.
Minn. Supreme Court Affirms Need For Environmental Review Of Oil PipelineThe Minnesota Supreme Court has given a victory to opponents of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, declining to review a Court of Appeals decision requiring an environmental impact statement for the project.
Dayton Looking To Feds For Water Quality Boost Gov. Mark Dayton is aiming to set up a program with the federal government to fund water quality improvement efforts in Minnesota.
N.D. Officials Consider Easing Pipeline Spill FineNorth Dakota regulators are considering easing a $2.4 million fine levied against a Texas company for a pipeline spill that spewed saltwater and oil for three months before being discovered.
Climate Change March Calls For Action In MinnesotaAfter an historic deal on climate change in Paris was adopted by more than 200 world leaders, activists are looking for more action on the local level in Minnesota.
DNR Extends Comment Period On PolyMet Environmental ReviewThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is giving the public an extra week to comment on the final environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The original deadline was Monday, Dec. 14. The DNR said Thursday that it's extending that through 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21.
Dayton Announces Statewide Water Quality SummitGov. Mark Dayton has announced plans to convene a statewide water quality summit in February. Dayton announced the summit Saturday at annual meetings of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Farmers Union.
Report Says Proposed PolyMet Mine Meets State StandardsA 10-year study found that a controversial mine in northeastern Minnesota meets all state standards for protecting air and water quality.
Dayton Tours Mich. Mine In Lead Up To PolyMet DecisionBefore making a decision on a new Iron Range mine, Gov. Mark Dayton is seeing the best and worst of other operations. PolyMet wants to open the state's first copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Gov. Dayton Begins Mine Tours Ahead Of PolyMet DecisionGov. Mark Dayton kicked off visits to mining operations in other states Tuesday as he prepares to make a major mining decision in Minnesota. The state is considering whether to allow a mining company to open Minnesota's first copper-nickel operation. And it is a decision that is sparking controversy.

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