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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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May 1, 2019 Board Meeting

The May 1, 2019 EQB meeting will address three informational items:

1) Reflections on History of the MN Environmental Review Program

2) Environmental Review Program Overview

3) Reflections on Environmental Review and Opportunities for Program Improvements

May 1 Board Meeting Audio

Location Instructions:

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April 10, 2019 Board Meeting

EQB Meeting and Open House: Public Engagement and Minnesota’s Environment

We invite you to join the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) at their next Board meeting on April 10 from 5:30-7:30 at Wilder Center in St. Paul.

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March 25, 2019 Board Meeting

Environmental Quality Board March 25 Meeting: Nitrates in the Karst Region

Please note that seating for the meeting is limited. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP to assist us in anticipating turnout for the meeting.

March 25 Meeting Agenda

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February 20, 2019 Board Meeting *** CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ***

**** Due to the inclement weather the EQB Board meeting originally scheduled for 2/20 is cancelled until further notice ****

February 20 Meeting Agenda

Note that the following agenda includes introductory and informational items only, as a Board Chair has not yet been named.

Meeting Time and Location  

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December 19 Board Meeting

The December 19, 2018 EQB meeting will address two informational items:

1) Enterprise Sustainability 2017 Annual Report Review

2) Environmental Quality Board Member Reflection and Discussion

 

Location Instructions:

This month’s meeting will take place in the MPCA Rooms 2A/2B. The meeting location has changed from our traditional MPCA Board Room meeting location due to ongoing construction.

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