February Topic: Economic Development & the Environment - The Balance of Growth vs. Preservation
With multiple major energy and mining projects garnering attention in Minnesota while trying to jump regulatory hurdles, we will explore the regulatory environment energy and mining projects face in Minnesota. Our panel will include Christy Brusven
from Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Kelsey Johnson
from the Iron Mining Association of Minnesota, and Joel Johnson
from Secure Our Energy Future.
, Shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., guides clients through complex regulatory and permitting processes needed to construct, own and operate large energy, transmission and pipeline projects. She regularly appears before state regulators, administrative law judges and county and township boards.
, President of the Iron Mining Association of Minnesota, is a native Minnesotan and fierce advocate for the iron mining industry. She understands industry’s essential role in growing Minnesota’s economy and is ready to fight for iron mining.
, Minnesota director for the Coalition for a Secure Energy Future, was formerly with the Minnesota Rural Electric Association. His experience in energy and with Minnesota Legislature provide the necessary background required to be a voice for secure energy in Minnesota.