Permitting Strategies for Large, Controversial Projects in Washington State and the Northwest

The Seminar Group


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.

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Susan Drummond

Susan E. Drummond, is the founder of The Law Offices of Susan Elizabeth Drummond PLLC. She practices land use law, working with municipal clients on project permitting, legislation, dispute resolution, and litigation. Read More

Erin Anderson

Erin L. Anderson, partner with Stoel Rives LLP, advises clients in permitting, developing, constructing and operating major capital facilities, with a particular focus on energy generation, fuel conversion and transmission facilities. Read More

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Heide Stevenson,