Topic: Environment

New Definition Released for ‘Waters of the United States’

(Published Jun 1, 2015)

Stormwater exemption language sought by the League is included in the new version of the rule.

Variety of Environmental Provisions Considered on Final Day of Session

(Published May 19, 2015)

Several bills containing environmental measures were among those considered during the end-of-session scramble.

Funding Proposed for Noxious Weed Control Grant Program

(Published Apr 13, 2015)

A bill providing $1 million to the noxious weed grant program would be beneficial for cities.

Governor Proposes New Buffer Requirements

(Published Mar 23, 2015)

The plan focuses on wind and water erosion in agricultural areas.

Legislature Debates State Agency Rule Adoption Process

(Published Mar 16, 2015)

Multiple bills would add peer review requirements and legislative approval of rules that have a significant economic impact.

Metropolitan Council Starts Work on New Master Water Supply Plan

(Published Sep 8, 2014)

The plan will have major implications on future water planning and supply requirements for metro area cities.