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    Pollinators are in trouble due to a combination of factors including climate change, pesticides, habitat loss, diseases and parasites. We can all play a part in helping restore pollinator health and safeguarding our food systems, lands, and way of life. To guide this work, the Interagency Pollinator Protection Team developed an action framework with the collaboration of subject-matter experts, organizations who work to protect pollinators, and pollinator enthusiasts. Click here to find out more.

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    MEPA Turns 50

    The Environmental Quality Board is pleased to announce the publication of MEPA TURNS 50, by Stephanie Hemphill. This article celebrates and reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act, highlights the attributes of MEPA and environmental review, evaluates its shortcomings, and looks ahead to the next fifty years.

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    Environmental Review

    The Environmental Quality Board (EQB) oversees the state of Minnesota’s environmental review program, which provides usable information for project proposers, government decision makers, and members of the public about a proposed project’s primary environmental effects.

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    Climate Change and Environmental Review - Pilot Program

    In 2022, the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) started a Pilot Program that will test and evaluate the inclusion of climate change information in environmental review throughout Minnesota.

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    2020 State Water Plan

    The Plan looks at the intersection of water and climate challenges in MN for the coming decade

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Environmental Quality Board

We are a forum for leadership and coordination across Minnesota state agencies on complex, priority environmental issues and are the coordinating body for Minnesota's Environmental Review Program. As a public-facing board, we strive to engage Minnesotans and provide greater access to conversations regarding the future of our environment. 


September 18th, 2019 Board Meeting

The September 18, 2019 EQB meeting will address four decision items and one informational item:

1) Decision: Environmental Quality Board's FY 2020-21 Work Plan

2) Decision: Rulemaking to adopt amendments of environmental review rules

3) Decision: Authorize State Environmental Review Program Subcommittee

4) Decision: Responsible Government Unit re-designation for the Fillmore Solar Project

5) Update on the Environmental Quality Board's 2020 State Water Plan

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Citizen Board Member Opening - 4th Congressional District

Apply to be an Environmental Quality Board Member!

Applications open for members from the 4th Congressional District:

the 4th Congressional District includes St. Paul and surrounding suburbs such as, Woodbury, Maplewood, Roseville, New Brighton, White Bear Lake, and Stillwater.


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June 13, 2019 Board Meeting

Please be advised, this meeting is on Thursday, June 13th starting at 2:00 pm.

The June 13, 2019 EQB meeting will address two informational items:

1) Environmental Quality Board's Water Authorities and 2020 State Water Plan

2) Updates and discussion on the request for a Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) on nitrate contamination in the karst region of Minnesota

June 13 Board Meeting Audio


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May 15, 2019 Board Meeting

The May 15, 2019 EQB meeting will address two decision items:

1) Responsible Governmental Unit Re-designation for the Marshall Generation Station

2) Authorizing EQB Rulemaking to Adopt Amendments to the Environmental Review Rules

May 15 Board Meeting Audio

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