POLICY FORUM SERIES: THE CHANGING FEDERAL-STATE RELATIONSHIP & MINNESOTA’S ENVIRONMENT
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
In the first few months of the new federal administration, Minnesota’s state, tribal, and local governments are anticipating major changes in environmental policy and developing strategies to adapt. There are more questions than answers, so it is important to know how top-level changes could affect policies, regulations, funding, and priorities at home.
This forum will not only explore what is currently happening in environmental and energy policy at the federal levels, but also options for action and guidance on how future changes will affect Minnesota. Participants will hear from energy and climate experts on their priorities and recommendations, as well as their perspective on upcoming changes.
This forum will explore the following questions:
- What executive, policy, and philosophical changes at the federal level should Minnesota’s environmental and regulatory community be aware of?
- What agency funding changes are happening related to energy and climate? What is some guidance on how to adjust?
- How will the relationship between Minnesota and the federal government change in the coming years regarding environmental oversight, regulation, and implementation?
- What are Minnesota stakeholders’ priorities and options for action?
Confirmed Speakers to Date
- Jon Bloomberg, Attorney— Environmental Law Group Ltd.
- Michelle Gransee, Deployment Services Supervisor— Minnesota Department of Commerce
- Kathryn Hoffman, Executive Director— Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
- Nick Martin, Manager, Environmental Policy— Xcel Energy
For questions about the program or to inquire about a need-based scholarship, contact Greg Bohrer at 612-334-3388 ext. 8112. Scholarships are intended for students, those experiencing financial hardship, or individuals attending independent of their employer.
For questions about registration, contact Erin Niehoff at 612-334-3388 ext. 8102.