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Jeremy P. Greenhouse

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Jeremy Greenhouse advises clients regarding regulatory compliance, permitting, enforcement, rulemaking and litigation matters involving all major Minnesota and federal environmental laws, with a focus on water and air law.

Jeremy has represented businesses in the mining, agricultural, biofuel and energy industries. He regularly helps achieve client goals with state and federal regulatory agencies, including the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and he has argued high-profile environmental law cases before Minnesota trial and appellate courts, including the Minnesota Supreme Court. Jeremy handles a wide range of permitting and compliance matters arising under the Clean Water Act, including issues involving NPDES permits, Section 404 wetland permits, Section 401 certifications, and antidegradation, as well as water issues arising primarily under state law, including Minnesota SDS permits and groundwater regulation. His work includes conducting and challenging environmental review under NEPA and MEPA, as well as advising on New Source Review, Title V Permitting, and other Clean Air Act matters. Jeremy also assists clients with regard to brownfields, contaminated property remediation, and legal issues arising under CERCLA and MERLA. Prior to joining The Environmental Law Group, Ltd., Jeremy was an associate attorney in the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources practice group at Dorsey & Whitney LLP and a founding partner of Greenhouse & Gram LLC. Jeremy joined ELG in 2012 and has been a partner since January 2014. A frequent author and speaker on environmental law matters, Jeremy writes a monthly “Environmental Law Update” for the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Bench and Bar magazine and is past editor of the Federal Bar Association’s Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources newsletter. Since 2020, Jeremy has been named by Thomson Reuters as a Minnesota Super Lawyer for environmental law. In addition to his environmental law practice, Jeremy provides pro bono representation for low-income tenants and home buyers, through organizations including the Hennepin County Housing Court Clinic and the City of Lakes Community Land Trust.

Jeremy received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law, where he was associate editor of the William Mitchell Law Review. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree with honors from McGill University and a Master of Arts degree in musicology from the University of Victoria.

Representative Publications and Presentations

“Environmental Protection,” chapter 9 of “Real Estate Law” in Westlaw’s Minnesota Practice Series, (author of annual updates), 2019–present

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law, Monthly Update (author) Bench & Bar Magazine, 2012–present

“Ghosts of Water Wars Future: The Great Lakes Compact and The Coming Freshwater Crisis” (presenter), Alumni CLE series, Mitchell Hamline School of Law (October 2021)

Environmental Law Update – What You Missed This Summer When You Were Up at the Cabin (co-presenter) Minnesota State Bar Association CLE, October 2021

“Ghosts of Water Wars Future: The Great Lakes Compact and The Coming Freshwater Crisis” (author), Bench & Bar of Minnesota, August 2021 (cover story)

“Climate Change and Environmental Review” (co-presenter), Minnesota Environmental Institute (August 2020)

“Water Law Update” (presenter), Annual Conference on the Environment, Upper Midwest Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association and the Central States Environmental Association, November 2015, November 2016, November 2017, November 2018, November 2019

“Does the Clean Water Act Regulate Discharges to Groundwater? An Examination of Recent Case Law on the “Conduit Theory” (presenter), Minnesota Groundwater Association Fall Conference, November 2018

“Antidegradation: A Practical Guide” (co-presenter), Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference, Chicago IL, November 2016

“Clean Water Act Jurisdiction: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going” (presenter), 29th Annual Conference on the Environment, Upper Midwest Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association and the Central States Environmental Association, November 2014

“There’s Sand in Them Thar Hills: Minnesota Races to Regulate the Frac Sand Boom,” Bench & Bar of Minnesota, April 2014 (co-author, cover story and winner of the magazine’s best article of the year award)

“Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit Program: Hot Topics and Practical Implications” (panelist), Hamline University School of Law, October 2013

“The Practical Aspects of Environmental Review” (co-presenter), Minnesota State Bar Association, Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources section CLE, April 2013

“Climate Change and the Common Law: Who’s to Pay for Global Warming?” Bench & Bar of Minnesota, February 2011 (cover story)

Jeremy P. Greenhouse April 22, 2014

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