Category Archives: Clean Water

Petition to U.S. EPA to Strip State Authority and Protect Minnesota Water

On July 2, 2015, on behalf of WaterLegacy, I filed a petition under federal Clean Water Act regulations asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strip the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) authority to regulate mining pollution. Our WaterLegacy Petition … Continue reading

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New Scholarship Supporting Tribal Authority under the Clean Water Act

Sulfide mining and other industrial activities that destroy wetlands have the potential to affect tribal waters both where the discharge originates and downstream. Pollution and destruction of habitats can impair treaty rights to hunt, fish and gather. Since 1987, federally-recognized … Continue reading

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Still Fighting to Defend the Wild Rice Sulfate Standard

Minnesota’s wild rice standard is, again, under attack at the Minnesota Legislature. Although the extensive scientific research done with public funds by University of Minnesota researchers confirmed the validity of the 10 milligrams per liter sulfate standard to protect wild … Continue reading

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