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    2019 Environment and Energy Report Card

    The 2019 report focuses on five key areas of Minnesota’s environment: climate, energy, air, water and land.

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    Minnesota State Agency Pollinator Report

    The 2019 report reviews the state of the pollinators in Minnesota.

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    Environmental Review Program

    The Environmental Quality Board writes the rules for conducting environmental reviews. The actual reviews are usually conducted by governing bodies such as a county board, city council or a state agency.

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Environmental Quality Board

The Environmental Quality Board is made up of 9 agency heads and 8 citizen members. In addition to other duties, we provide leadership and coordination across agencies on priority environmental issues that are multi-jurisdictional, and multi-dimensional, as well as provide for opportunities for public access and engagement.

In 2018, EQB adopted a 5-year strategic plan to provide a broad framework for guiding the board's action and decision-making over the next 5 years.

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July 2020 Environmental Review Implementation Subcommittee

July 2020 ERIS Packet

We invite you to join the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) Environmental Review Implementation Subcommittee (ERIS) at their next Board meeting on July 15 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ERIS meeting will convene its July Board meeting virtually through the WebEx platform. Instructions for connecting to WebEx are included on page six of the Board packet.

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EQB Spring 2020 Project Updates

In these times of social distancing, EQB remains committed to engaging Minnesotans on pressing environmental issues. COVID-19 has brought unique challenges to Minnesota communities and institutions. Despite this, EQB’s work is charging ahead. We have a number of exciting projects underway that we look forward to discussing with Minnesotans in the coming months. Read our spring memo for highlights on current projects.

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COVID-19 Update

Environmental Quality Board staff are working remotely until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Staff are available by email, phone, or via the hotline at 651.757.2873. For general environmental review questions or if you are an RGU with specific questions related to environmental review rules and regulations during the pandemic, please email Env.Review@state.mn.us.

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