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ELG Sponsors and Hosts EI’s Environmental Innovation Award Presentation

ELG attorney Jeremy Greenhouse chaired a session of the Environmental Initiative‘s online annual awards celebration today honoring the 2021 winner of EI’s environmental innovation award category, an award ELG is proud to sponsor. This year’s winner is a amazing collaborative project: a community solar garden built and developed by minority business enterprises on top of a mattress recycling facility in Minneapolis that employs recently incarcerated people trying to reenter the workforce.

Second Chance’s Team Celebrating Completion of the Solar Garden (copyright Environmental Initiative)

Congratulations to all parties involved in making this project come to life! For more details, check out Second Chance Community Solar Garden project.

Ken Podpeskar Elected to MSBA ENRE Council

ELG partner Ken Podpeskar has been re-elected by his peers in the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Section to serve as a member of the Section’s Governing Council. Ken concentrates his practice on compliance counseling, spill reporting and remediation, Superfund cleanups, property transfers, and solid and hazardous waste issues.

The ENRE Section’s purpose is to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among Minnesota lawyers active in the practice of environmental, natural resources, and energy law, and to educate members of the Section with respect to current issues in those areas.  The Section’s Governing Council is responsible for developing and implementing the Section’s various educational offerings, internship programs, and initiatives.    Ken’s fourth two-year term as a Council member will begin in July 2021.

ELG Named a 2021 “Best Law Firm”

The Environmental Law Group, Ltd., is honored to have again been named a “Best Law Firm” in the 2020 list of the nation’s top law firms compiled by U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers. ELG was named a Tier 2 firm in the Minneapolis Metro area in the area of Environmental Law. The “Best Law Firms” rankings are generated through a rigorous evaluation process based on client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.

ELG Named a 2020 “Best Law Firm”

The Environmental Law Group, Ltd., is honored to have again been named a “Best Law Firm” in the 2020 list of the nation’s top law firms compiled by U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers. ELG was named a Tier 2 firm in the Minneapolis Metro area in the area of Environmental Law. The “Best Law Firms” rankings are generated through a rigorous evaluation process based on client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.

Ken Podpeskar Elected to MSBA ENRE Council

ELG partner Ken Podpeskar has been re-elected by his peers in the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Section to serve as a member of the Section’s Governing Council.

Ken concentrates his practice on compliance counseling, spill reporting and remediation, Superfund cleanups, property transfers, and solid and hazardous waste issues.

The ENRE Section’s purpose is to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among Minnesota lawyers active in the practice of environmental, natural resources, and energy law, and to educate members of the Section with respect to current issues in those areas.  The Section’s Governing Council is responsible for developing and implementing the Section’s various educational offerings, internship programs, and initiatives.    Ken’s third two-year term as a Council member will begin in July 2019.

Environmental Law Network Again Ranked as a Band 1 Global-wide Legal Network

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers has again recognized the Environmental Law Network (ELN) as a highly recommended Band 1 Environmental Legal Network for its 2018 edition. ELN remains the only environmental law network to be globally recognized in Chambers.  The Environmental Law Group, Ltd., has been a member of this 33-firm global network of environmental law firms since 2006.  ELN’s Chamber ranking can be found here, while additional information about ELN can be found here.

ELG to Host Annual Conference of the Environmental Law Network

On September 21 and 22, 2017, ELG will host the annual conference of the Environmental Law Network (ELN). ELG is proud to be a member of the ELN. ELN is an environmental law firm network that makes local representation available nationwide. Through ELN, more than 250 environmental attorneys share ideas, information, experiences, and contacts to increase the value of legal representation for their respective clients. ELN also has foreign affiliates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Spain. Leaders in each of the member firms average more than 20 years of experience in the field. The annual conference will be held at the Loews Hotel in Minneapolis and will feature numerous speakers including Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner, John Linc Stine.

ELG Major Presenting Sponsor at Environmental Initiative 2017 Awards Banquet

ELG was once again proud to be a Presenting Sponsor at the Environmental Initiative’s Annual Awards ceremony on May 25, 2017.  Each year, the Awards honor innovative projects that have achieved “extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnerships.”  Seven individuals or groups received awards for their work, while the Environmental Initiative celebrated its own 25th anniversary of bringing together nonprofit, business and government leaders to solve environmental problems.

Landfill Mounted Solar System - Sunrise Nov 13 solar PV site

The City of Hutchinson’s landfill solar project was selected as a winner in the Energy & Climate category at the Environmental Initiative’s annual awards dinner. (Photo copyright City of Hutchinson.)