Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, on February 23, 2016, announced the eight members comprising the Governor’s Committee to Advise the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Governor Dayton created the Committee by executive order in August 2015 following the Minnesota’s Legislature’s June 2015 bill to terminate the MPCA Citizens’ Board. For almost four decades, the Board served as the agency’s ultimate decision-making body, instead of the MPCA commissioner, on various important environmental decisions. By contrast, the new Governor’s Committee plays an advisory role only; it is charged with “advis[ing] the commissioner of the MPCA prior to final decisions on matters that are within the scope of the MPCA’s statutory authority, including but not limited to: environmental review, permitting, rulemaking, and variances to existing rules.” Minn. Gov.…