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The MSBA's Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section Presents


"Regulatory Framework for Mining in Minnesota"

The recent resurgence of mining in Minnesota implicates both federal and state laws regarding mineral rights, environmental review, and permitting. This CLE will provide attendees an overview of this regulatory framework and include procedural insights from practicing attorneys, the MN DNR, and an environmental consultant.


Lori Stegink, Vice President, Barr Engineering Company
Lori will discuss technical issues in permitting and environmental review for mining projects.

Aaron Vande Linde, Transaction Manager, MN Department of Natural Resources
Aaron will address leasing of state owned minerals.

Peder Larson, Attorney, Larkin Hoffman
Peder will address the state regulatory framework.

Aleava Sayre, Attorney, Leonard Street and Deinard
Aleava will address the federal mineral regulatory framework.

Paula Maccabee, Attorney, Just Change Law Offices
Paula will discuss legal aspects of the permitting and environmental review process for mining projects.


1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for.
Event Code: 162430



Date:   Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Time:    8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 [Directions/Map]


Section Members:  $10.00
MSBA Members (But Not Environmental Section Members):  $15.00
Law Students:  Free
Non-MSBA Members:  $20.00

Teleconferencing is available. Please request instructions when registering or contact Tamara Patton at or 612-278-6305 before 12/05/2011. Instructions for teleconferencing will be emailed on or before 12/06/2011.

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