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2019

ELG Major Presenting Sponsor at Environmental Initiative 2019 Awards Banquet

ELG is once again proud to be a Presenting Sponsor at the Environmental Initiative’s Annual Awards ceremony on May 22, 2019.  Each year, the Awards honor innovative projects that have achieved “extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnerships.”  This year’s event will honor seven award recipients — five projects and two individuals — during an inspiring night of networking and celebration with Minnesota’s environmental leaders. The evening will include a networking reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a seated program highlighting innovative efforts across Minnesota and an opportunity to meet people working at the intersection of a healthy environment, a prosperous economy and an equitable society.

ELG Attorney Jeremy Greenhouse Featured Commentator for Minnesota Litigator Blog

ELG attorney Jeremy Greenhouse was featured April 29, 2019, as a guest commentator for the Minnesota Litigator blog. Jeremy opined on the April 22, 2019, decision from the Minnesota Court of Appeals regarding the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act and the Public Trust Doctrine in the high-profile lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources over water levels in White Bear Lake.

ELG a Sponsor of ACC Minnesota’s Fundraiser for the Children’s Law Center

ELG was proud to be a sponsor of the Association of Corporate Counsel – Minnesota Chapter’s “Casino Royale Celebration Gala on April 27, 2019.  All profits from the Gala benefited the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, whose staff and volunteer attorneys provide legal representation to children who are either wards of the state – “legal orphans” – or have been removed from their homes because they need protection. CLC also represents foster children who request help. ELG attorney Bill Hefner has been a volunteer CLC attorney since 2004.

ELG Attorney Jeremy Greenhouse to Moderate Panel on Wild Rice Water Quality Standard

ELG attorney Jeremy Greenhouse will be hosting a panel discussion on “Minnesota’s Wild Rice Journey” at the 2019 Minnesota Environmental Institute, Thursday, April 11, 2019, and the Minnesota CLE Conference Center. Minnesota adopted a sulfate water quality standard for the protection of wild rice, harvested by Ojibwe for millennia, in the 1970s. This standard has sparked intense scrutiny, with numerous attempts at rulemaking, legislation and litigation. Panelists Peder A. Larson, Paula Maccabee & Adonis A. Neblett will discuss their experiences on the wild rice journey and answer Mr. Greenhouse’s questions.