The Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) and the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act (MERA) were Minnesota’s answer to Silent Spring, the burning Cuyahoga River, and the creation of Earth Day, and form the basis of Minnesota’s environmental regulatory scheme. While MEPA codified a prohibition on state action that would significantly affect the quality of the environment, MERA democratized the oversight of this prohibition by providing all Minnesotans with the right to sue for “the protection of air, water, land, or other natural resources.”
Join us for this webinar presentation by Thomas Braun on MERA and its impact on business and development in Minnesota.
Thomas Braun is an environmental, energy, and land use attorney at Stoel Rives LLP. Thomas provides insightful counsel on issues related to the siting of energy facilities, redevelopment of contaminated properties (brownfields), disputes over cleanup liability and cost allocation, environmental compliance and permitting requirements, land use and zoning regulations, and solid waste management.