Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is a Minnesota state agency that monitors environmental quality, offers technical and financial assistance, and enforces environmental regulations for the State of Minnesota. The MPCA finds and cleans up spills and leaks that can affect public health and the environment. The MPCA staff develops statewide policies and supports environmental education, working with such partners as citizens, municipalities, businesses, environmental groups, and educators to prevent pollution and conserve resources.


The agency was created on May 18, 1967, to further strengthen Senator Gordon Rosenmeier's environmental policies following the Mississippi River oil spill.[1]

Further reading[edit]

  • Hemphill, Stephanie (Winter 2018–2019). "Protecting Minnesota's Natural Resources in Law: Pioneers of the 1970s" (PDF). Minnesota History. 66 (4): 164–176. JSTOR 26554805.


  1. ^ Manulik, Joseph. "Mississippi River Oil Spill, 1962–1963". MNopedia. Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved February 8, 2021.

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