Environmental Protection Agency
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.
An environmental group is warning Minnesotans to beware of mercury emissions in the fish they eat.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed an arsenic cleanup project in south Minneapolis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A federal program to clear the air in natural areas may mean rate increases for electric customers in northwest Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.
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.
The Supreme Court blocked a federal lawsuit Monday by states and conservation groups trying to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
A partnership that includes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to hold a new event called “Great Lakes Week” this fall.
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.
Three Democrats are joining a Republican effort in the House to block the Environmental Protection Agency from reducing the gases blamed for global warming.
A group of Minnesotans and members of the Sierra Club will deliver 4,000 postcards to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Wednesday.
Supporters say a ruling from the Environmental Protection Agency could help development of the biomass energy industry in northeastern Minnesota.
Xcel Energy says it’s well-positioned to meet the new federal standards for greenhouse gas emissions.