U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Confronts Minnesota’s Water Pollution Problem
Minnesota has received a wake-up call from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pertaining to the pollutants that go into the state’s lakes and rivers.
According to the Star Tribune, it all started when a local environmental advocacy group called for attention towards the movement. The Minnesota Center for Environment Advocacy expressed that the state wasn’t doing enough to enforce the clean water act, and in more specific terms, how the state was handling it’s phosphorous discharges.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency had apparently already been in talks with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about making changes within state borders.
If the State fails to comply, the EPA would take-on the responsibility of writing all pollution discharge permits in Minnesota.