“More so than any other state, the quality
and quantity of water in Minnesota is central to our way of life. It
helps define who we are and what we value.” Governor Pawlenty
Minnesotans place a high value on their water resources. Water provides
jobs, drives quality of life, supports fish and wildlife, and is the
cornerstone of a $10 billion a year tourism industry. Simply put water
quality and quantity are central to our success as a state.
Despite their importance, Minnesota waters face increasing pressure from
development, pollution, exotic species, and growing demands for drinking water.
How we protect our water resources today will determine whether Minnesota
remains prosperous in the future.
- Clean Water Legacy Act Funding for FY 2008-2009: The 2007 legislative session affirmed dedication to the Clean Water Legacy Act by allocating $54 million in biennial funding, June 13, 2007. (11.43K, .pdf) | Bulletin details
- Supreme Court decision is a win-win for environment and communities : In a May 17 decision, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the MPCA's authority to interpret federal environmental laws that the agency enforces, May 18, 2007. (Media release)
- Supreme Court ruling on Annandale/Maple Lake decision. The Minnesota Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of the Annadale/Maple Lake wastewater discharge permit.
- Protecting Minnesota's waters: priorities for the 2008-2009 biennium: Presents the combined work of the Environmental Quality Board and the Clean Water Cabinet in defining state water priorities for the current biennium, May 7, 2007. (594.1K, .pdf) | Report details
- Use of Minnesota's renewable water resources: Moving toward sustainability: Biennial state assessment of the availability of water to meet the state's long range needs, April 4, 2007. (506.16K, .pdf) | Report details
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