It’s not only the farmers

April 20, 2024

Miners are great environmental shirkers, too

It’s time to revive the Pollution Control Agency’s Citizen’s Board

February 12, 2024

A citizens board might have saved us a lot of trouble in environmental matters

Why did a Court of Appeals Judge ask if PolyMet’s dam was a Hail Mary? A reprise

March 29, 2023

It’s more of a Lazarus, really

Corps of Engineers: tear up this permit

April 27, 2022

Polymet’s 404 wetlands destruction permit must be revoked

When I, Good Friends, Was Called to the Bar*

October 28, 2021

A Gilbert and Sullivan character shows up at the Minnesota Court of Appeals

In re: wild rice

June 29, 2021

The EPA moves to protect wild rice water in Minnesota because the state won’t

Lost in translation – Part Two

February 6, 2021

On the mistake of giving the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency “flexibility”

Lost in translation

February 2, 2021

The proposed MPCA rules will damage the ability of Indian tribes and environmental nonprofits to enforce the Clean Water Act


More underhanded crap from the sulfides-heads

January 18, 2021

These rules changes have been in the works at the Minnesota Pollution “Control” Agency for a while. It’s all getting a legal review, now. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) wants to avoid enforcing water quality standards that control pollution from mines, coal plants, and other polluters! MPCA has proposed rules to deregulate Minnesota mining […]


Why not crush this Line 3 nonsense, once and for all?

November 18, 2020

The Minnesota Pollution “Control” Agency just rubber-stamped permitting for the proposed Enbridge Line 3 tar sands sludge pipeline. Here’s one righteously brutal response: Twelve out of 17 members of a group that advises the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on environmental justice issues have resigned in protest of the agency’s approval late last week of a […]

All the copper mining happy dancing is premature

September 11, 2020

Pay no attention to the EPA staffer with a gag over his mouth

There’s something rotten in Minnesota, a reprise

September 6, 2020

A story from September of 2019