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Environmental Law Attorney Vanessa Johnson Joins ELG

ELG is very pleased to announce that Minnesota environmental law attorney Vanessa L. P. Johnson has joined ELG as of counsel attorney.

Attorney Vanessa Johnson Joins ELG

Vanessa Johnson’s legal practice consists of environmental compliance counseling and environmental litigation work. She has wide-ranging environmental law experience, including handling matters involving hazardous waste, RCRA, CERCLA, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, OSHA and state and federal wetland development and mitigation issues. In addition, Vanessa has experience in real estate law matters associated with environmental concerns. This includes contract review and drafting, and the allocation of liabilities created by environmental issues. Prior to joining ELG, Vanessa practiced environmental law at Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly (now Fox Rothschild) and Igel & Johnson LLC, she was a founder and co-owner of The Wetlands Company LLC, and most recently served as Director of Regulatory Affairs and Operations for the Agriculture & Turf division of National Carbon Technologies. Vanessa’s extensive environment-related business experience enables her to bring a practical, business-centric approach to handling environmental law matters.

Vanessa graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she was a writer for the Iowa Law Review and Editor for the Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems.

Please join us in welcoming Vanessa!

Greenhouse Publishes “The Ghost of Water Wars Future”

ELG attorney Jeremy Greenhouse‘s latest environmental law article, The Ghosts of Water Wars Future” has been selected as the cover story for the August 2021 edition of the official Minnesota State Bar Association magazine, Bench & Bar. In the article, Greenhouse describes projected freshwater shortages in North America, discusses historical and contemporary attempts to divert water from the Great Lakes to other parts of the country, and examines how well the Great Lakes Compact can stand up to increased political pressure from water-starved states to allow more diversions in the years ahead. In the article, Greenhouse interviews Sherry Enzler, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources general counsel, as well as Peter Johnson, deputy director of the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers and the principal author of the compact.

Jeremy Greenhouse to Continue Writing Monthly Environmental Law Column in State Bar Magazine

Jeremy Greenhouse to Participate in Webinar on SCOTUS County of Maui Decision

On Thursday April 30, 2020, from 1:30 to 2:30 CT, ELG attorney Jeremy P. Greenhouse will co-present a webinar along with Nick Nelson and Rob Morrison of Barr Engineering Co. to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s April 23 decision on County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund. The presentation will provide an overview of the decision and consider its impact upon NPDES permitting applicability for discharges of wastewater to groundwater. The webinar will have an anonymous chat function to ask questions or share thoughts. The webinar is being offered at no cost. To register please follow this link.

Jeremy Greenhouse to Present at 2019 CSWEA/AWMA Conference on the Environment

ELG attorney Jeremy Greenhouse  will present at this year’s Central States Water Environment/Air and West Management Associations – Upper Midwest Section’s Conference on the Environment.  Jeremy will be speaking on state and federal Water Law Updates occurring over the last year. The Conference will be held on November 7, 2019, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  Further details on the conference can be found here and registration is available here.

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 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.

Jeremy Greenhouse to speak at Minnesota Groundwater Association Fall Conference

On November 15, 2018, ELG attorney Jeremy Greenhouse will be a featured speaker at the Fall Meeting of the Minnesota Groundwater Association. Jeremy’s talk is titled, “Does the Clean Water Act Regulate Discharges to Groundwater? An Examination of Recent Case Law on the “Conduit Theory.”  The conference will take place at the Continuing Education and Conference Center, University of Minnesota, St. Paul. For more details on the conference and registration, please visit the MGWA web page for the conference.

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