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Emily Schimelpfenig is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources group, where she focuses on permitting before state and local governments. Emily advises and advocates for clients across multiple industries, including energy generation and residential, commercial, and industrial development.

Emily also has experience assisting with OSHA and MSHA compliance and counseling clients on issues that affect their mining operations.

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In a typical permitting process, the local government may place certain conditions on issuing a building permit to further a legitimate public purpose.  While the local government has “substantial authority to regulate land use,” its regulation cannot violate the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth Amendment.  The Fifth Amendment, in relevant part, states “nor shall private property be