Permitting Strategies

for Large, Controversial Projects in Washington State and the Northwest

Thursday, March 2 & 3, 2017 - Seattle, WA


Available In:


WA MCLE: 6.0 Law & Legal & 3.0 Other
OR CLE: 9.0 General
Contractors & Engineers: May Qualify

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Topics covered

Animal, Coal, Construction, Energy, Environmental, Government, Habitat, Land Use, Natural Gas, Oil, Public Works, Shoreline, Toxic Waste, Transportation, Tribal, Utility

Who Should attend

Attorneys, Conservationists, Contractors, Engineers, Government Employees, Land Planners, Municipal Employees, Tribal Members
Seminar Overview

Permitting large infrastructure projects in Washington State has long been a complex process involving state, local and federal agencies with overlapping land use and environmental regulatory authority. The recent emergence of new major project proposals has been driven in large part by new/revised federal and state air and climate change policies and regulations, as well as by Washington’s proximity to Asian markets and inexpensive North American natural resources. While each of these drivers presents an opportunity to effect change, it has become more challenging to successfully navigate the permit process. Recent controversy surrounding coal, methanol, and other energy projects in the Pacific Northwest have made what has always been a difficult process, even more protracted, polarized and litigation-prone than ever before.

Join us for an informative and stimulating seminar that will teach you not only the permitting “A-B-C's” in this complicated setting, but will also provide strategies of engagement and planning that can facilitate the successful procurement of large project permits while ensuring that environmental considerations are met.