On Demand Environmental and Natural Resources Law CLEs

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Pricing Per On Demand CLE

$29.95 MSBA MEMBERS
$64.95 NON-MSBA MEMBERS

*Some exceptions apply



Environment and Natural Resources Law CLEs

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2023 Legislative Session Environment and Energy Recap

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Last Spring’s legislative session was extremely active in the environmental and energy law areas.  There was a nearly 300 page environmental omnibus that include PFAS bans among many other elements. On the energy side, a mandate for carbon free electricity led the way.  As the summer ends, catch up by joining us for a panel that will describe what passed and what didn’t pass and how this may affect businesses and you clients.

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2023 Legislative Update | Public Utilities and Energy Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Presenters will provide a recap of the main legislative changes made during the 2023 session that directly impact the work of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • ADR
2023 Update from Minnesota’s Environmental Agencies

2.5 Standard CLE Credits

Join us to hear from leaders of four of Minnesota’s environmental agencies about their priorities for their agencies and key current and upcoming environmental issues. This program provides updates on the key issues facing the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  Each presentation will be followed by a question and answer session that will allow you to get up-to-date information on the issues affecting your practice.

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2024 Update from Minnesota’s Environmental Agencies

3.0 Standard CLE Credits

Join us to hear from leaders of three of Minnesota’s environmental agencies about their priorities for their agencies and key current and upcoming environmental issues. This program provides updates on the key issues facing the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Each presentation will be followed by a question and answer session that will allow you to get up-to-date information on the issues affecting your practice.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
A Series of Unfortunate Events | Planning for and Responding to Natural Disasters in Your Community

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Communities throughout Minnesota must be prepared for natural disasters before they strike. Climate change is increasingly seen as causing extreme weather events for which communities must be prepared. Learn about what communities can do now to plan for disasters and ensure they remain resilient. Communities also need to be ready to respond to disasters. Understand the legal framework under State law for responding to emergencies and disasters.  Learn best practices in drafting agreements for intergovernmental cooperation. Know your client’s potential liability when requesting or providing assistance in disasters.

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  • Public Law
  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Common Interest Doctrine and Joint Representation in Minnesota | Energy Policy Advocates v. Ellison

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In Energy Policy Advocates v. Ellison (A20-1344, Sept. 28. 2022), the Minnesota Supreme Court held that parties with common legal interests do not waive the attorney-client privilege or attorney work-product doctrines when they communicate with each other. In this one-hour webinar, hear about the decision, its scope and impact, and potential areas of uncertainty from public and private practitioners involved in the case. Topics to be covered include the uncertain lines between protected “legal” interests and unprotected “policy” interests; and when and how inter- and intra-agency communications are protected.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
COP 27 | A Minnesota Perspective

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In November, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference known as COP27 was held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.  There was a strong Minnesota presence at COP27. Join us for an exciting panel of Minnesota COP27 attendees from business, local government, education, and the public interest sector. The panel will discuss: what is COP27, what did it accomplish and what must happen next. They will also explore what may come next in the international effort to address climate change and how that may affect Minnesota citizens and businesses.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Environmental Liability Insurance | Current State of the Practice

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Contrary to some beliefs, environmental liability insurance is currently available and generally affordable.  Environmental liability insurance can play an important role in brownfield redevelopment, mergers and acquisitions, corporate risk management, ESG and other business contexts.  Please join us for what will be an interesting CLE that will explore the type of environmental insurance policies available in the marketplace, the benefits and limitations of this important risk management tool, insights into the strategic use of such policies and how liabilities involving emerging contaminants such as PFAS and ethylene oxide may impact the market.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Environmental Update from the Minnesota Department of Health

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Environmental Health Division plays a criterial role in protecting the health of Minnesota citizens. Its responsibilities are wide and far reaching, covering  air, drinking water, chemical hazard assessment, retail food safety, indoor air quality, radiation, lodging safety including education, licensing and compliance activities. From PFAS to HRLs, from lead paint to food sanitation, the division takes an active role in protecting Minnesota.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
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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MISO and the Ongoing Transition of the Power Grid

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Observations on the electric power grid as the generation resource mix transitions toward a more decarbonized future.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
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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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • Tribal Law
Short-Term Rentals | 5 Potential Problems and Their Solutions

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join us for a presentation on short-term rentals - potential problems and solutions.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • Real Property
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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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
That Was Then, This Is Now | A PUC Chair’s Perspective with Chair Katie Sieben and former Chair LeRoy Koppendrayer

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

PUC Chair Katie Sieben and former Chair LeRoy Koppendrayer will provide insights into their contrasting roles as Chair of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission during very different times over the past 20 years.  The energy transition presents unique challenges during this time of unprecedented change and Moderator Phyllis Reha, former PUC Commissioner, will explore their respective roles and how these roles have evolved over time.  

The Public Utilities Section will briefly host its annual meeting and elections at the beginning of the program. 

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
The Chevron Doctrine | Will It Survive?

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Chevron doctrine is an administrative law principle that says federal courts should defer to a federal agency's reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous or unclear statute that Congress delegated to the agency to administer.  In recent years, it has been under attack as part of the pushback against the so-called administrative state. In its current session, the US Supreme court will hear two cases concerning Chevron. We will have assembled a distinguished panel who will discuss the history of Chevron, its importance to environmental regulation, the Supreme Court challenges and the potential aftermath should Chevron be overturned.

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Water Law Updates

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

This singular course provides an overview of some of the latest cutting-edge issues in state and federal water law impacting agriculture. Attorneys Dean Zimmerli, Gislason & Hunter, LLP, and Jerry Von Korff, Rinke Noonan, Ltd., will present on state issues related to the Minnesota public drainage code (ch. 103E) and the Minnesota Public Waters Inventory law (ch. 103G). On the federal level, Attorney Jayne Esch, Rinke Noonan, Ltd., will present on emerging developments related to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s management of its waterfowl production area easements.

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West Virginia v. EPA and Judicial Deference to Agencies

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

In West Virginia v. EPA, the Supreme Court relied on the Major Questions Doctrine to hold that Congress did not grant the EPA the authority to adopt a generation shifting approach to combat climate change.  This virtual CLE will discuss that opinion and its implications for judicial deference to agency interpretations.  It will also discuss the current doctrine in Minnesota on judicial deference to agency interpretations and conclude by addressing whether the West Virginia v. EPA case could have an impact on administrative law doctrine here.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • Public Law
What Environmental (and other) Attorneys Should Know About Brownfield Redevelopment

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Please join us for an expert panel who will discuss redevelopment of so-called brownfields. The CLE will address: what are brownfields; the benefits of and challenges to brownfield redevelopment; brownfield grants and other development assistance; and the roles of a good brownfield development team, including attorneys. We will learn about MPCA’s role, including community outreach.  Finally, we will highlight the developer’s perspective.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
Where the Rubber Meets the Road | Rural Road Issues | Past and Present Cases

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join us for an overview of Historic and Current Rural Road cases of interest for practitioners.

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  • Environment and Natural Resources Law