Commissioner Moore Leaves MPCA

The Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), Brad Moore, has left his post after two years with the MPCA. Moore was named head of the MPCA in December 2006 who took over the agency from Sheryl Corrigan.

Under Moore’s leadership, the MPCA took steps to protect the Great Lakes from invasive species, and negotiated a deal with 3M on the cleanup of industrial chemicals from landfills and a production plant in the east metro. Commissioner Moore has also been very supportive of the MPCA’s Recycle MORE Minnesota Campaign.

Pictured right is Commissioner Moore at the Recycling Association of Minnesota’s (RAM) Message in a Bottle (MIB) Program at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair. MIB is a unique partnership between businesses and vocational centers to increase away from home recycling in Minnesota. The State Fair project was done in partnership with RAM, Coca-Cola, ATHC, and state fair staff.

“Brad has brought effective, thoughtful leadership to the MPCA and has enhanced the state’s reputation as a leader in environmental protection,” Gov. Pawlenty said in a statement. “He has been a productive and valued member of state government for more than 20 years, and we thank him for his service.”

Gov. Pawlenty’s office stated Moore will take a job in the private sector after Dec. 1, 2008.