The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has been trying for years to figure out how to get taconite mines to reduce the sulfate in their effluent because it damages wild rice. The current effort involves something called Site Specific Standards, and it looks likely that it will have no more success than previous attempts.
Taking steps to put the St. Louis River on a mercury diet.
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.
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.
Company proposing Minnesota’s first potential copper mine objects to scientist’s ties to environmental organization.