Responding to a Summer 2015 petition from WaterLegacy, The federal Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to investigate the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's failure to enforce the Clean Water Act and control mining pollution.

“This is the first time ever for this kind of an investigation in Minnesota. This goes far beyond the routine oversight normally done by the EPA. The fact that the EPA has responded so promptly and so rigorously demonstrates that they are taking the state’s failure to regulate mining waste very seriously.” – Paula Maccabee, WaterLegacy Advocacy Director and Legal Counsel

Read more about the story in the Timberjay and Duluth News Tribune.

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