Judge Allows Environmentalists To Intervene In Ely Mine LawsuitA federal judge has approved an environmental group's request to intervene in a lawsuit over mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota.
Pollution Control Forming Agency On Environmental JusticeThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is forming a new advisory committee on environmental justice.
Dayton Appoints 8 To New Pollution Control CommitteeGov. Mark Dayton has appointed eight people to a new committee to advise the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Dayton created the panel by executive order last year after the Legislature abolished the MPCA Citizens' Board.
Enbridge: Sandpiper Pipeline Delayed Until 2019Enbridge Energy Partners says it expects to push back until 2019 the start-up dates for its proposed Sandpiper pipeline and a replacement for its existing Line 3 pipeline because of a court-ordered environmental review. Company officials told analysts Wednesday the projects probably won't go into service until early 2019.
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.