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Minn. Pollution Control head to step down
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Brad Moore is leaving his job as head of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s office says Moore will step down on Dec. 1 to take a private-sector job after more than two decades working for the government.
Moore became commissioner of the MPCA in December 2006, after serving a brief stint as acting commissioner. Before that he was an assistant commissioner in the Department of Natural Resources.
Pawlenty is praising Moore for efforts to protect Lake Superior from invasive species, reduce mercury emissions and clean up pollution from 3M Co. in the eastern Twin Cities.