MPCA Under Fire For Approving Polymet's Water Quality Permit For Site Near Boundary WatersThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency was under fire in a hearing Tuesday for approval of a water quality permit requested by PolyMet last year.
Water Gremlin Confirms 2 Fires In A WeekWCCO has learned there have been at least two fires in a week at a manufacturing plant that is already under investigation for polluting.
MPCA Calls For Cut Back On Road Salt UsageThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency wants the state to go on a salt diet.
Court Rejects Minnesota's Renewal Of U.S. Steel Mine PermitThe ruling came in a consolidated set of appeals by U.S. Steel and mine critics.
MPCA: Water Gremlin Is Overdue In Completing Mandated ChangesWCCO has learned the manufacturing plant at the center of a number of pollution investigations has not completed changes mandated by a state agency.
MPCA: St. Croix River, Hundreds Of Minnesota Waterways Added To Impaired Waters ListMore than half of Minnesota's lakes, rivers and streams don't meet state pollution standards.
Water Certification Denied For Line 3; Refiling ExpectedMinnesota pollution regulators have denied a water quality certification for Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 upgrade, but it may be a short-lived victory for opponents of the project.
Northern Metals Permanently Shuts Down Minneapolis Shredder After MPCA SettlementIn a settlement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Northern Metals has admitted to altering pollution records and will permanently shut down its metal shredder by the end of the day Monday.
Rosemount Neighbors Concerned Air Quality Is Unsafe Near HomesSome people living in Rosemount are concerned about a metallic-smelling haze they say regularly shows up in their yards.
Community Group Asks Ind. Gov't Watchdog To Look Into Water Gremlin, MPCALegislative Auditor Jim Nobles has said he’ll begin his investigation in the coming weeks and expects to reveal his findings before the end of the year.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Weighs In On Water Gremlin Pollution InvestigationAfter paying $7 million in fines and corrective action as part of a state settlement earlier this year, the company is under fire for more pollution violations. In his first interview on this months-long case, Gov. Walz spoke with our Jennifer Mayerle.
Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles Puts Water Gremlin, MPCA Under MicroscopeAn independent fact finder will look at how the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency handled a pollution investigation.
Legislative Auditor Will Look Into MPCA's Role In Water Gremlin InvestigationThe manufacturing company released elevated levels of a toxic chemical into the air for more than 15 years. The MPCA is the regulatory agency overseeing Water Gremlin.
'It Smells Dangerous': Whistleblower Tips Off MPCA About Northern Metals ViolationA whistleblower has come forward with new accusations against a recycling company with a history of problems.
'We Won't Be Stonewalled': State Sen. Roger Chamberlain Calls For Water Gremlin Criminal InvestigationState Senator Roger Chamberlain is urging Ramsey County officials to investigate Water Gremlin, the White Bear Township company that was recently fined millions of dollar for pollution violations.