MCEA 2021 Environmental Law CLE Series
The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) is excited to announce a three-part Continuing Legal Education (CLE) series for 2021. The free series will consist of two online sessions and culminate in an in-person half-day session in fall.
As a leading public interest environmental nonprofit in Minnesota, MCEA is on the cutting of edge of environmental litigation in the state of Minnesota. In 2020 alone, MCEA argued three cases before the Minnesota Supreme Court. We invite you to join our legal experts for pertinent and engaging sessions on climate in government decision making, mining in Minnesota, and a deep dive of MERA, one of Minnesota’s bedrock environmental laws.
FALL IN-PERSON SESSION:
Nov. 4th, 1:00pm-5:00pm (in-person)
MERA TURNS 50: The Minnesota Environmental Rights Act is foundational to environmental advocacy in the courts. Join us for a half-day mini-symposium looking at the past and the future of MERA. Stick around for a happy hour in our office!
SUMMER ONLINE SESSIONs:
May 27th, 12:00pm-1:00pm (webinar)
CLIMATE IN GOVERNMENT DECISION MAKING: Most government actors are required to consider the environmental consequences of their decisions — either because of MEPA or a separate requirement that applies to their activities. Climate change has become arguably the greatest threat to Minnesota’s environment and public health. What legal requirements do Minnesota agencies have to consider climate impacts in their decisions? What challenges and opportunities do climate activists have as they urge bold government action on climate?
July 22nd, 12:00pm-1:00pm (webinar)
MINING IN MINNESOTA: Mining is a defining public conversation in Minnesota. Get updated on the legal aspects of our work to protect downstream communities from unsafe proposals. What are the lessons and implications from the PolyMet Supreme Court decisions? What comes next?