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Environmental Review of Energy Facilities in Minnesota

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Ramsey County Room / Landmark Center  Saint Paul, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $15.00

Please note that this is event is on the FIRST Wednesday of March.


Deadline to Register:  Monday, February 27, 2017


John Wachtler recently became the Director of the Energy Environmental Review and Analysis Group at the Department of Commerce.  Mr. Wachtler will give an overview of the environmental review required under Minnesota law for proposed energy facilities in Minnesota.  Mr. Wachtler will detail how the type of review varies depending on the type and size of project involved, including a summary of the current large pipeline permitting process and the recent complications.

Please join us for lunch beginning at Noon, followed by the program from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Box lunch will be provided.  Special meal requests need to be received no later than Monday, January 16.


John Wachtler

John is the Director of the Energy Environmental Review and Analysis Group at the Minnesota Department of Commerce.  The Public Utilities Commission is responsible for reviewing permit applications for large new natural gas and oil pipelines, transmission lines, fossil-fuel fired power plants, as well as large wind and solar projects in Minnesota.  The Department of Commerce is responsible for preparing the environmental impact statements and other environmental analyses required for these permits on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission.  John has a degree in civil engineering and a law degree from the University of Minnesota. Prior to starting his current position at the Department of Commerce in February 2016, John was a Vice President at Barr Engineering Company.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credit approved | Event Code: 234495

Remote Participation:

Teleconferencing/webcasting are not available.


Public Utilities Law Section Member:  $10.00
MSBA Member But Not a Member of the Public Utilities Law Section:  $15.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $15.00
Law Students:  Free

Join the Public Utilities Law Section:  $32.00  MSBA members who are not members of the Public Utilities Law Section can join the section & attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Shawn Carlson to register for this meeting at no charge.

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Need to cancel?  Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions?  Contact: Shawn Carlson l l 612-278-6305

If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event please notify Shawn Carlson at 612-278-6305 or  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations at this event.

No sessions have been associated with this event.