Clean Water Accountability Act

The Minnesota Legislature this year enacted a package of law changes directing the Pollution Control Agency and the Board of Water and Soil Resources to be more specific and targeted in the ways the agencies identify polluted waters and spend state money to clean them up. Read a Pioneer Press op-ed column by state Sen. … Read more

Report cards on Legacy spending

Report issued on Clean Water Fund spending A number of Minnesota state agencies that receive Clean Water Fund appropriations have released a new report tracking how the money was spent in 2010 and 2011. A news release from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, which led the inter-agency review, says the report found:  For every state … Read more

Infested lake waters, trash burners and lawn-mowing goats

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of some of the best regional, national and international articles on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to the original sources. Lake Winnibigoshish now designated “infested water” Anglers and boaters must adhere to stricter rules on Lake Winnibigoshish near Deer River … Read more