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    Solar on Closed Landfills

    The 2020 report to the Legislature examines the potential for solar on closed landfills and offers policy recommendations to facilitate solar development on Minnesota’s Closed Landfill Program sites.

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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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    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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    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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September 9, 2020 Board Meeting

September 9, 2020 Board Meeting Recording

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the recording begins after the staff presentation provided for the "2020 State Water Plan: Final Review and Approval." You can review the PowerPoint slides for that presentation below at the "September 9, 2020 Board Meeting Presentations and Handouts" link.

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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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