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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)


The MPCA is committed to ensuring that every Minnesotan has healthy air, sustainable lands, clean water, and a good climate by focusing on preventing and reducing air, land, and water pollution and leading the efforts to protect the state against the devastating effects of climate change. The agency also addresses statewide inequities in pollution exposure by working with the communities most impacted by pollution and the programs intended to protect against it. The MPCA implements many regulatory programs related to the ambient environment and waste in Minnesota (e.g., groundwater, surface water, air quality, toxic substances, hazardous waste, landfills, wastewater treatment, and site investigation/remediation.