On Demand Environmental and Natural Resources Law CLEs

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Environment and Natural Resources Law CLEs

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2021 Update from Minnesota's Regulatory Agencies

3.0 Standard CLE Credits

As we head into a new year, join us to get updates from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Agriculture,  Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources and the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board.

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A 2022 Preview to Legislative Goals from Across the Energy Regulatory Spectrum

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

Please join us for a 2022 legislative overview and energy policy discussion.  After the presentation, we will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a dialogue with the panel.  This is a great opportunity for Public Utilities Section members to engage in direct dialogue with the officials most responsible for setting Minnesota energy policy.

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California Prop 65 Warnings | Why Minnesota Companies and Attorneys Should Care

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program is sponsored by the MSBA Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section.

California's Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or released into the environment. The practical reach and impact of Proposition 65 is far beyond the borders of California and can adversely impact Minnesota based businesses selling products directly or indirectly into California.

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Changing Environmental Regulations and the Administrative Procedure Act | Sauce for the Goose is Sauce for the Gander

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Over the past twenty years, changes in Presidential administrations have typically led to changes in Federal environmental regulations, often with a new administration seeking to alter the regulatory landscape set by the prior administration.

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Chapter 12 Bankruptcy for Family Farmers

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This presentation will cover the current status and updates on family farmer bankruptcy from petition to discharge and beyond. 

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Cooperative Clean Energy

1.5 Standard CLE Credit 

In this presentation, based on a forthcoming law review article, our speakers draw on the structure and foundational principles underlying the cooperative form itself to create a framework for clean energy transition in rural electric cooperatives.

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Endangered Species Act | The Legal Fight for Minnesota’s State Bee in a Shifting Political Landscape

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Natural Resources Defense Council Staff Attorney Lucas Rhoads will discuss the Endangered Species Act with an emphasis on habitat protections, regulatory changes under the Trump and Biden administrations, and a recent lawsuit seeking to protect the habitat of the Minnesota’s “State Bee” – the endangered rusty patched bumble bee.

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Environmental Law Update | What You Missed This Summer When You Were Up at the Cabin (or sheltering in your COVID cave)

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Neither summer, vacations nor COVID slow down environmental developments. Join us for a panel that will provide quick updates on a wide range of developments.  Topics will include US Supreme Court decisions, Minnesota legislative actions, PFAS developments, Minnesota and appellate court decisions, including the latest PolyMet actions, the latest on ASTM 1527E revisions and more.

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Garbage Law | Overview of Solid Waste Management in Minnesota

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This CLE provides an overview of how solid waste has been managed historically in Minnesota and how that has informed the current regulatory environment. Looking first at the historic harms of landfilling waste, the CLE will discuss how the State of Minnesota has addressed past harms of landfilling through the Closed Landfill Program. The CLE will next discuss how the State seeks to avoid past mistakes through current statutes and rules, including the Solid Waste Management Act, waste designation, and restricting disposal of certain waste. We will review key state and federal cases governing waste designation and restriction on disposal—which both play an important role in abating the use of landfills. Finally, we will discuss the State’s long-term solid waste management goals found in the Solid Waste Policy Plan that governs future management of solid waste.

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How do we fix Bankruptcy for Homeowners and Creditors?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

Over 90% of severely delinquent homeowners end up in foreclosure after filing for bankruptcy.  Bankruptcy should prevent foreclosure, why does the current process deny debtors and creditors their rights?

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Insights Into German Environmental Law for Environmental Cleanup

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

As advanced industrial societies, the United States and Germany face similar challenges in addressing legacy waste disposal and the remediation of environmental contamination. However, while the challenges are similar the legal frameworks and administrative approaches are different.  Join us for a unique opportunity to learn from two experienced German environmental lawyers.  We will explore the similarities and differences in cleanup liability schemes, the roles of national, state and local law and authorities, risk considerations and the role of private parties and lawyers.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Environmental Law and Evolving U.S. Supreme Court Environmental Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program is sponsored by the MSBA Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section.

Join us for an event that will look at how the U.S. Supreme Court has approached environmental law questions and how that may be changing.  We will also look at the late Justice Ginsburg’s environmental law legacy.

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Meet the Pollution Control Agency Commissioner (and her lawyer)

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Last Fall, Governor Waltz appointed Katrina Kessler as Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).  Climate change, water quality challenges, PFAS, aging infrastructure and environmental justice are just some of the issues facing MPCA.  Join us for a discussion with Commissioner Kessler and MPCA’s general counsel, Adonis Neblett, where they will discuss the agency’s challenges, initiatives and policy goals.

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MERA is Alive and Well

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This CLE will provide an introduction and overview of one of Minnesota's bedrock environmental statutes, the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act, for law students and new lawyers. We'll walk through the statutory provisions, review some of the most important historic MERA cases, and brief participants on cases the appellate courts decided this year. Come learn about this important tool for protecting Minnesota's resources!

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Minnesota Water Law 101

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Learn about the common law underpinnings of modern water law in the State of Minnesota.  This presentation will focus on Minnesota’s public waters work permit and water appropriation permit programs.  The presentation will also cover common misperceptions about water law.

This CLE is co-sponsored by the MSBA Public Law Section and Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section

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Protecting Tribal Resources | Legal and Forestry Management Strategies

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The program will examine tribal forests, which are critical cultural and economic resources for Indigenous people. 18 million acres, nearly one-third of all reservation and trust land in the United States, is tribal forest land. Tribal forests implicate many important topics, including the protection and management of these vital resources, climate change, and complex legal frameworks.

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Special FSA and USDA Funding Available to Minority Communities

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Mr. Daniel Mahoney, Outreach and Public Affairs Coordinator from the Minnesota State Office of the USDA, will discuss various Farm Service Agency programs and loans available to minority communities. He will also address other resources available through the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Risk Management Agency, which are commonly used by the farmers and ranchers. This is a helpful presentation for attorneys working with producers of various crops and/or livestock.

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The Future of Natural Gas in Minnesota

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This program will focus on recent developments in the natural gas industry, especially around new legislation and studies that focus on what’s next for Minnesota’s natural gas utilities as they take steps to address greenhouse gas emissions in the gas system. Hear from utility representatives and policy experts as they discuss different technologies and policies that could shape this future.

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Tips and Tricks for Successful Environmental Appeals

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Over the last year, Minnesota’s appellate courts have heard and decided a series of high-profile administrative environmental appeals. From building the record and obtaining a writ, to briefing and oral arguments addressing complicated expert reports and environmental studies, environmental appeals present numerous potential pitfalls for litigants. In this one-hour CLE, experts in environmental appeals provide tips and tricks to successfully navigate environmental appeals.

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Two Butterflies Walked into a Bar

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A brief exploration of the bars to be taken seriously that butterflies encounter. 

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Using Genomics in Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Genetic data has already transformed criminal forensics, paternity disputes, and pathogen tracking. Environmental and tort litigation are next, and the impacts will be even more profound.  Change is arriving rapidly because of the flood of data generated regarding genes and cancer, and the power of machine learning and AI to spot patterns that humans could never find. 

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