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 Clean Water Accountability Act

Sept. 28 deadline for Clean Water comment

Don’t miss registering your comments on the Minnesota Clean Water Council’s recommendations for how the Legislature should divide up $185 million for water projects and programs over the next two fiscal years. The money comes from the Clean Water Fund, supported by the sales tax increase that Minnesota voters approved in a 2008 constitutional amendment. … Read more Sept. 28 deadline for Clean Water comment

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 Report cards on Legacy spending

Sediment, Asian carp and a Legacy forum

The Freshwater Society blog publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published.    You are reading this blog. Thanks. Maybe you knew of its existence and … Read more Sediment, Asian carp and a Legacy forum

Legacy spending, zebra mussels, carbon emissions

Tthe Freshwater Society blog publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. You are reading this blog. Thanks. Either you knew of its existence and subscribed … Read more Legacy spending, zebra mussels, carbon emissions

Legacy, ladybugs and Lutsen

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Questions dog Legacy expenditures Over the next 23 years, Minnesota will spend an … Read more Legacy, ladybugs and Lutsen