Environmentalists Want 2020 Candidates To Focus On Clean WaterA five-part platform seeks $475 million in annual funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which deals with chronic problems such as toxic pollution and wetlands loss.
Enbridge Pipeline Opponents Look Past Minnesota RegulatorsOpponents of Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement may turn their attention to fighting the project on other fronts as a Minnesota regulatory panel prepares to take one of its final steps to allow it to proceed.
Work Begins On Proposed Oil Refinery Near Theodore Roosevelt National Park Meridian Energy Group said Tuesday that it has begun site work for an oil refinery about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota, though the project still faces hurdles, including a lawsuit by environmental groups.
Fillmore Co. Residents Seek Environmental Review Of Hog FarmResidents near a proposed large-scale hog farm in Fillmore County want Gov. Mark Dayton's administration to order a full environmental review.
Boundary Waters, Mississippi Named On ‘Most Endangered’ Rivers List A national river advocacy group has named two Minnesota rivers on its annual list of the most endangered rivers in the country.
Minnesota Adds 22 All-Electric Cars To State FleetThe Minnesota Department of Administration announced Thursday that it’s added 22 all-electric Chevy Volts to its ranks.
Talking Points: The Battle Over Environmental RegulationsThis past week the president signed a bill rolling back almost all of President Barack Obama's initiatives to reduce carbon emissions. It’s just the latest move by Trump, who campaigned promising to loosen regulations that environmentalist say are vital.
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.