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MTCA 30: An Intimate Look at Three Decades of Washington’s Contaminated Site Cleanup Law

When:

December 10, 2019

Where:

Seattle, WA (and webinar)


An ELI and Beveridge & Diamond co-sponsored seminar

Structured around three panels, the half-day program provided attendees with perspectives from key players involved in the development and implementation of MTCA and insights from the stakeholders on the cutting edge of environmental cleanups under the state law, including:

  • Christine Gregoire, former Washington Governor, former Washington Attorney General, and former head of the Washington Department of Ecology when MTCA passed
  • Jim Pendowski, Toxics Cleanup Program Manager, Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Rod Brown, Partner, Cascadia Law Group
  • Loren Dunn, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond
  • Mike Dunning, Partner, Perkins Coie
  • Jim Neely, Unit Supervisor, King County
  • Stan Alpert, Senior Environmental Counsel, The Boeing Company
  • Darcy Nonemacher, Legislative Affairs Director, Washington Environmental Council
  • Suzy Stumpf, Senior Design Engineer, Farallon Consulting
  • Pete Kmet, 42nd Mayor of Tumwater
  • Loren Dunn, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond

Key Topics:

  • MTCA 101: History, key components,achievements, and future of a citizens' initiative
  • MTCA: Brownfields, affordable housing, and environmental justice--delivering social goods
  • MCTA: Triumphs and tribulations
  • MTCA: 30 years and counting


Materials:
Washington's MTCA: Transforming Contaminated Sites into Community and Environmental Assets (B&D Alert, Nov. 1, 2019)
Washington's MTCA: 30 Years Later (B&D Alert, Oct. 10, 2019)