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EPA Rules Threaten Older Power Plants

More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations, according to an Associated Press survey.

12/19/2011

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MN Group Warns Of Dangers Of Mercury In Fish

An environmental group is warning Minnesotans to beware of mercury emissions in the fish they eat.

12/08/2011

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EPA Completes Minneapolis Arsenic Cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed an arsenic cleanup project in south Minneapolis.

11/28/2011

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Kitchen Remodel Goes Sickeningly Wrong For MN Couple

As strange as it sounds, a Minneapolis family was sure their kitchen remodel made them sick. Joel and Laura Stonebraker soon found out something much more dangerous was at work. WCCO-TV went along as environmental investigators diagnosed a sick house.

11/06/2011

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Great Lakes Harbor Cleanups Planned

Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson says the Obama administration will target nine polluted harbors for accelerated cleanups under a program to heal the ailing Great Lakes.

10/12/2011

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Report: Mercury Levels Mostly Down In Great Lakes

A newly released report says mercury levels in the Great Lakes region generally have dropped over the past four decades, although concentrations in some fish and bird species have increased more recently.

10/11/2011

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Bachmann: Environmentalists Blocking US Energy

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann claimed Saturday that the United States has more fuel resources than any other country, but blamed what she termed “radical environmentalists” for bottling up American energy policy.

08/27/2011

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Clearing Air May Raise Power Costs In NW Minn.

A federal program to clear the air in natural areas may mean rate increases for electric customers in northwest Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.

08/17/2011

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EPA Clarifies Permitting Process On Tribal Lands

Tribal economies could see a boost with a new rule that makes it easier — and possibly timelier — for some industrial facilities to obtain permits to do business on American Indian reservations.

07/28/2011

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High Court Blocks States’ Climate Change Lawsuit

The Supreme Court blocked a federal lawsuit Monday by states and conservation groups trying to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

06/20/2011

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EPA Announces ‘Great Lakes Week’ For October

A partnership that includes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to hold a new event called “Great Lakes Week” this fall.

06/16/2011

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Increased Radioactivity Found In St. Paul Rain Sample

The impact of the badly damaged Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan is being felt in the Twin Cities. A slight increase of radiation levels were found in a rainwater sample taken in St. Paul.

04/04/2011

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3 Dems Join GOP In Fight To Block EPA Climate Rules

Three Democrats are joining a Republican effort in the House to block the Environmental Protection Agency from reducing the gases blamed for global warming.

03/03/2011

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Minnesotans, Sierra Club Push For EPA Rules

A group of Minnesotans and members of the Sierra Club will deliver 4,000 postcards to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Wednesday.

02/23/2011

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EPA Ruling Could Help Fledgling Biomass Industry

Supporters say a ruling from the Environmental Protection Agency could help development of the biomass energy industry in northeastern Minnesota.

01/14/2011

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