Here they go again. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is now proposing to repeal or weaken Minnesota’s Class 3 and Class 4 water quality standards for total salts (including sulfate), hardness, specific conductance, and other pollutants across our State.
The pollutants limited by these standards are harmful to fish, aquatic insects, and to wildlife and people harmed by increased mercury methylation in the food chain, as well as to businesses and farms that need high quality water.
ACT TODAY to tell MPCA not to repeal or weaken Minnesota water quality standards in the Class 3 and Class 4 rules.Take Action!
Sulfate, salts and ionic pollution kill sensitive aquatic insects and destroy the aquatic food chain for fish, including trout. There is no dispute about the science. Yet, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is now proposing to remove regulation of sulfate, salts, and ionic pollution from the Dark River trout stream. Why? Because a mining … Continue reading “Don’t Let MPCA Strip Water Pollution Protections from the Dark River Trout Stream”Take Action!
This week’s Vale corporation mine tailings dam disaster in Brazil is another example of the terrible danger posed by the failure of mine tailings waste dams. So far, 65 people are reported dead in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and hundreds more are still missing.
This fall, Minnesota’s DNR approved PolyMet’s permit for a 252-foot tall earthen dam to contain its copper-nickel tailings. Ask Governor Walz and new DNR Commissioner Strommen to suspend PolyMet dam permits and examine safer tailings waste alternatives.Take Action!
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