clean air minnesota: AREA SOURCE TEAM

Area sources of air pollution are more widespread and aren’t as highly regulated as large industrialfacilities like power plants. Examples of area sources include small businesses like dry cleaners, gasoline service stations, commercial printers, and autobody shops.  

Clean Air Minnesota’s area source team is working to maximize emission reduction opportunities from these smaller sources. The area source team does this through outreach programs, grants or other financial assistance, technical support, and training. See some of the team's successes here. 

Contact Bjorn Olson at 612-334-3388 ext. 8113 with questions or to get involved.  



The area source team meets from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Environmental Initiative every other month. 

January 23, 2017
March 27, 2017
May 15, 2017


  • Laura Babock, Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
  • Jessica Burdette, Minnesota Department of Commerce 
  • Eric David, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Karl DeWahl, Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
  • Bill Droessler, Environmental Initiative 
  • Kristie Ellickson, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Bruce Forness, Hennepin County 
  • Patrick Hanlon, City of Minneapolis
  • Zack Hansen, Ramsey County
  • Jim Kelly, Minnesota Department of Health 
  • Chris Nelson, 3M
  • Bjorn Olson, Environmental Initiative
  • Jeff Travis, Ramsey County Public Health


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Contact Bjorn Olson at 612-334-3388 ext. 8113 with questions or to serve on the Clean Air Minnesota area source team.