Minnesota Warns EPA Against Crippling The State's AuthorityMinnesota officials have warned a federal agency that a proposal to streamline water quality laws would cripple their authority to protect drinking water, streams and wildlife from dozens of new projects each year.
EPA To Investigate How MPCA Regulates Iron MiningThe federal Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to investigate the allegations in a petition that seeks to strip the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency of its authority to regulate water pollution from mining.
Bald Eagles Make Strong Comeback Along MississippiOne of our national symbols is making a comeback along the Mississippi River. For years, the bald eagle had been nearing extinction due to pesticides. But things have changed for the better. Paul Labovitz with the National Park Service says the experience of seeing a bald eagle is one filled with awe.
Corps Of Engineers OKs Stillwater Bridge PermitThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit to the Minnesota Department of Transportation to complete the new St. Croix (kroy) Crossing south of Stillwater.
Oberstar Marks 40th Anniversary Of Clean Water ActJim Oberstar spent 34 years representing northeastern Minnesota in Congress, but he says one of his proudest legislative accomplishments took place before he was elected.
Wild Rice Water Quality Suit DismissedA judge has dismissed a Chamber of Commerce lawsuit that challenged Minnesota's water quality standards for protecting wild rice.