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Registration will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9, or as space allows. Register early; space is limited. 

Need-based scholarships are available upon request. 
 
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and light breakfast 

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
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TIES Conference Center
1644 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 
 
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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?

Event materials

Confirmed Speakers to Date

  • Jon Bloomberg, Attorney— Environmental Law Group Ltd.
  • Levi Brown, Environmental Land Director— Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
  • Elizabeth Dunbar, Reporter— Minnesota Public Radio 
  • Michelle Gransee, Manager of Clean Energy & Programs— Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Kathryn Hoffman, Executive Director— Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
  • Nick Martin, Manager, Environmental Policy— Xcel Energy
  • John Linc Stine, Commissioner— Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Joshua Straka, District Director— Office of Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04)
  • Jeff Genzer, Counsel— National Association of State Energy Officials

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.

Let us know you're coming or share your questions by using #UStoMNenviro on Twitter. You can also follow us at @EnvInitiative.