Permitting Strategies for Large, Controversial Projects in Washington State and the Northwest
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 9 a.m.
Friday, March 3, 2017, 12:45 p.m. PST
Seattle, WA, United States
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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.
Heide Stevenson, email@example.com