Brad Moore, former Commissioner at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has signed on with PolyMet.

He left the MPCA in December, 2008, for Barr Engineering.  Here’s a page from Barr Engineering about his visit there June 22, 2010 (job interview, eh?) and his presentation:

Brad Moore’s Presentation at Barr Engineering 6-22-07


And yesterday’s press release from PolyMet:

PolyMet Names Brad Moore Executive VP – Environmental and Governmental Affairs

Monday, January 24 2011

Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota, January 24, 2011 – PolyMet Mining Corp. (TSX: POM; NYSE AMEX: PLM) (“PolyMet” or the “Company”) announced today that it has appointed Bradley (Brad) Moore as Executive Vice President, Environmental and Governmental Affairs.

Mr. Moore has more than 25 years experience in environmental regulation and review and is assuming overall responsibility for the Company’s effort to complete environmental review and obtain permits necessary for construction and operation of the NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals project located in the established Mesabi mining district in northeastern Minnesota.

Mr. Moore served as Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (“MPCA”) from 2006 to 2008, and as Assistant Commissioner for Operations of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) from January 1999 to August 2006.  Prior to that, he worked in leadership and policy analyst positions with the MDNR and the Minnesota Department of Public Service (now the Department of Commerce).

In December 2008, Mr. Moore joined Barr Engineering as Senior Advisor, Public and Governmental Affairs where he advised several companies, including PolyMet, on environmental strategy.  Barr provides engineering services primarily in the upper Midwest, with a strong focus on environmental engineering.

“I’ve been working with Brad during his tenure at Barr,” said LaTisha Gietzen, PolyMet’s vice president of public, governmental and environmental affairs. “His existing knowledge of the project and the process mean that he can step in immediately to effectively help the environmental review and permitting process move forward to completion.”

During his tenure at the MPCA, Mr. Moore led successful efforts to negotiate a cleanup plan for industrial chemicals in the Twin Cities, and ensured timely review and approval of a $1.5 billion project on the Iron Range that will mine and process iron ore and produce steel. Mr. Moore represented the MDNR at the state legislature, testifying before legislative committees on budget, policy, and operations.  During his tenure at both MPCA and DNR, he worked closely with federal agencies and NGOs on environmental and regulatory topics.

“Brad’s broad and deep experience brings additional skills to our leadership team, enhancing our capacity as we increase our efforts in this final stage of environmental review,” said PolyMet president and CEO, Joe Scipioni. “His private and public sector expertise provides a unique perspective that will be extremely valuable as we complete environmental review and move into permitting our project.”

“I am excited to join the PolyMet team,” Mr. Moore added.  “PolyMet offers an important opportunity to Minnesota and the United States.  We can provide essential minerals each of us uses every day and we can demonstrate that non-ferrous mining can be done in a way that meets Minnesota’s high environmental standards.”