Legal Advocacy is an essential tool used across MCEA's program areas. MCEA's legal team defends the rights of Minnesota's environment and its citizens by ensuring that environmental laws are effectively utilized and properly enforced.
MCEA's professional expertise and strategically chosen efforts have made us the leading legal guardian of Minnesota's environment. MCEA carefully selects cases to provoke changes in public policy and private behavior. We engage in courtroom litigation, administrative rulemaking, contested case hearings before administrative law judges, and permit proceedings conducted by state and federal agencies.
At any given time, MCEA's legal team is involved in a number of different legal matters. Below you can learn more about some of the cases and advocacy we are involved in within MCEA's program areas.