St. Paul Minnesota could lose federal money to clean lakes and rivers if it does not release a list of polluted state waters before the federal government develops a weaker version of the list, an environmental group charged. The Minnesota Center for Env
The MPCA list added more than 100 lakes with nutrient and algae
problems, including about 80 lakes in the metro area like Como Lake
and Lake of the Isles. But an array of business and cities
challenged the updated list and the criteria used to produce it.
Fearing a lawsuit, the MPCA decided not to submit the list to
federal officials, said Marvin Hora, an MPCA spokesman.