John Linc Stine, Commissioner of the MPCA, outlines why new water quality standards are needed to protect rivers choking with algae. “We all want clean water for drinking, fishing and swimming — on that we all agree. How to achieve clean water is a much more challenging and complex issue to solve. We’re miles ahead of other states in what we know about water quality, thanks to Clean Water funding approved by voters…”Click here for Commissioner Stine’s opinion piece on new water quality standards for rivers. Click on the image to download high resolution version.
Caption: MPCA Commissioner John Stine.

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Caption: Clean water is important for protecting resources such as Minnesota’s wild rice harvest.