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The MSBA's Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section Annual Meeting & CLE


"Minnesota's Recent Streamlining Legislation: Changes to the Environmental Review and Permitting"

Governor Mark Dayton recently signed into law HF 1 which changes Minnesota's process for completing environmental review and permitting of major projects. This legislation was a high priority of both the Minnesota legislature and the business community as part of an agenda to attract and retain businesses in Minnesota. Environmental groups have characterized the legislation as "the chicken guarding the henhouse" or that it "rolls back" environmental protections currently in law. We have gathered a panel of experienced practitioners who will describe the legislation, discuss its perceived benefits and drawbacks, and address how it will change the nuts and bolts of environmental review and permitting process in Minnesota.


- John N. Wachtler , Barr Engineering
- Peder A. Larson 
, Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren
- Scott Strand , MCEA
- Thad Lightfoot , The Environmental Law Group, Ltd.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for (event code: 155272)



Date:   Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Time:    8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 


Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members (But Not Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section Members):  $5.00
Law Students:  Free
Non-MSBA Members:  $10.00

Teleconferencing/ Webcasting is available. Please indicate this option when registering or contact Kim Basting at

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed. Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336