How healthy is Minnesota’s environment? What are the priority environmental issues that require action? How do we enhance the well-being of all Minnesotans while protecting critical resources?

These are some of the questions that inspired the 2017 Minnesota Environment and Energy Report Card. EQB’s goal is to evaluate Minnesota’s environment so that we can measure our progress and prioritize our efforts. We also need a common language to discuss issues that cut across sectors and regions of the state. This Report Card is a snapshot in time of how we are doing and provides an opportunity to evaluate trends and continue the conversation on Minnesota’s energy and environment.

Download the report.

Metric and Trend Criteria


Erik Cedarleaf Dahl
Environmental Quality Board
Publication Date: 
January 11, 2017
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