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Minnesota Environmental Policy Act

Application of North Dakota Pipeline Co.

A Minnesota appellate court held that the state's public utilities commission will need to prepare an EIS under the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) before it can make a final decision on whether to grant or deny a certificate...

Minnesota Ctr. for Envtl. Advocacy v. Holsten

A Minnesota appellate court upheld an EIS for a steel plant against claims that it failed to address the impact of greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and power generation. The environmental group's claims that the state...

MEPA at 36: Perspectives on Minnesota's Little NEPA

I. Background and Context

Two Minnesota statutes, both adopted in the early 1970s, were intended to establish bedrock protections for Minnesota's environment. The first is the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) of 1973,...