Control of Water Pollution in Minnesota: Most of What We "Know" is Wrong

Do you believe that overbearing state agencies are killing jobs with regulation, particularly in northern Minnesota's Iron Range? Or do you see Minnesota's regulatory agencies as heroic protectors of the public interest in clean water? Either way, you would be wrong. Using in-depth experience as WaterLegacy's Counsel and Advocacy Director, Paula Maccabee will explain how the federal Clean Water Act was envisioned and how it works in practice. Finally, she will propose a role that science, judicial review and new alliances can play in holding regulators accountable to protect clean water. Paula Maccabee is a graduate of Amherst College (1977) and Yale University Law School (1981) with 36 years of experience in public interest law. Paula has served on the St. Paul City Council and as a Special Assistant Attorney General. In her private practice, she has represented non-profit organizations, local governments, businesses and diverse citizens groups seeking environmental protection. Paula was named as one of Minnesota Lawyer's 2010 "Attorneys of the Year" for her public interest work and received the 2015 Harvey G. Rogers Environmental Health Leadership Award from the Minnesota Public Health Association for her lifetime of work to protect environmental health. For the past eight years, Paula has served as Counsel and Advocacy Director for Water Legacy, a much-awarded Minnesota environmental non-profit. Some of her recent publications include Pipelines, Power Lines & Organic Farms, Mercury, Mining and the Clean Water Act, and Tribal Authority to Protect Water Resources and Reserved Rights under Clean Water Act Section 401. 

Cost: $40


June 07, 2017 at 6:00pm - 9pm

Pool and Yacht Club, Lilydale


Bob Weisenfeld