Tribes are working on many fronts to push Minnesota to do a better job of protecting the environment.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is at the center of lawsuits over a long-delayed water quality permit for the Minntac taconite mine.
Key players in passage and uses of early environmental legislation are interviewed as part of an oral history project.
In the early 1970s, Minnesota legislators put key environmental protections into law. An oral history project aims to recall how the bills were passed with wide margins, and how effective the laws have been.
As the federal government investigates whether it should take away Minnesota’s authority to regulate industry, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it has put most mining permit activities “on pause.”
A critic of the proposed PolyMet mine in Minnesota compares the project to the Flambeau mine, which operated in Wisconsin in the 1990s.
A conversation with Scott Strand, Executive Director of the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.