Aeon Controlling Pollutants

  • Contact: Lauren Lewandowski, 612-270-9615 The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is announcing approximately $1 million in grant funds available to replace or improve heavy-duty off-road diesel equipment eligible under the federal Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA). Eligible equipment may include marine engines, locomotives, trailer refrigeration units, terminal tractors, drayage trucks, off-road engines, and equipment or […]
  • Ask the MPCA features questions Minnesotans have asked us, on the issues the agency works on, from waste disposal, water and air quality, and chemicals in products to recycling and reuse, contaminated sites, and septic systems. If you have a question for MPCA staff, submit it via the Ask MPCA online form. Question I am […]
  • Contact: Dan Olson, 218-846-8108 Lakes and streams in the watersheds bordering the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota offer some of the most pristine water quality in the state. Protection strategies such as forestland conservation, protective shoreline buffers, proper culvert installation, and septic system maintenance will be crucial to maintaining their healthy conditions, according […]
  • Minnesota is experiencing unprecedented air quality issues as smoke from Canadian wildfire drifts into our airspace. MPCA staff are predicting that we’ll see more air quality alerts until the wildfires are under control. We’ve received a number of questions about the smoky air and how to cope with it, and we’re here to answer them. […]
  • The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently released the results of an effort to gauge the health of the state’s major recreational lakes. In the first statewide study of its kind, 75% of Minnesota lakes met water quality standards for recreation such as swimming and wading. While most lakes are good shape, 25% of those […]
  • News literacy can help defeat the cognitive biases that we all have, which make us vulnerable to false information. The danger of fake news is that it can inflame social conflict, unjustly influence our elections, harm our mental and physical well being, and damage our democratic institutions and processes. To stop the spread of disinformation […]
  • OAKLAND—Today, redistricting reform proponents, civil rights groups, and grassroots organizations from across the state filed an amicus letter in support of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission's emergency motion asking the California Supreme Court to extend the Commission's redistricting deadline in light of unprecedented Census delays. After several delays of the release of census data, the […]
  • One of our most important priority bills – aimed at building a more representative democracy –  is almost over the finish line! We have spent the year collaborating with partner organizations, briefing legislators, and negotiating amendments on AB 796 (Berman) to improve the voter registration process at the DMV. But we can’t do this work […]
  • When this action alert is active: August 25, 2021 to September 25, 2021Homeownership in California is at its lowest rate since World War II. That’s due in part to antiquated, discriminatory bans on building more than one home on a single lot in most of the state. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The […]
  • We’ve been getting this question a lot: “If I vote no on the recall (first question), can I still pick a candidate on the second question?”Answer: Yes. You may vote on the second question no matter how you vote on the first question. Answering the second question (choosing a replacement candidate) ensures that your voice […]
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