Not every executive has the opportunity to write a letter to the Star Tribune touting her job performance. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Sheryl Corrigan, however, sent out her Christmas card early last year in a December 5 op-ed titled "Environmental Successes Have Taken Wing in Minnesota." The news pages hadn't been kind to the agency in 2005, with stories suggesting the MPCA had favored industry over environmental groups in setting new state mercury regulations. Meanwhile, the state was arranging to pay off a whistle-blowing MPCA scientist who'd targeted 3M, Corrigan's former employer, and claimed persecution by the agency. Yet Corrigan saw happier signs in the air. Specifically, during a river swim with her two kids, Corrigan saw bald eagles, whose population has increased 28 percent, Corrigan writes, from... More >>>