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5/19/2020 Member News

MEA Presents the 2020 Distinguished Environmental Award to Larry Milner

MEA Energy Association (MEA) is honored to announce that the 2020 MEA Distinguished Environmental Award goes to Larry Milner of Burns & McDonnell, retired. Milner receives the award for his 28 years of service to the environmental industry.

As the former Vice President and Environmental Practice Manager at Burns & McDonnell in Chicago, Milner led more than 70 environmental professionals over 28 years of experience in Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) investigation, remediation and property restoration. Part of his career was spent writing numerous site investigation work plans and remedial action plans for government and industrial clients. Milner was also involved in multiple emergency response cleanups. He managed the Ambient Air Monitoring Program for Alliant Energy and was project coordinator for a toluene spill in Greene County, Pa. and assisted utilities such as Aquila, Peoples Gas, Nicor, and IE Utilities, Inc.

Chad Tameling, executive vice president, SET Environmental, Inc. worked with Milner as a service provider. Tameling said, “Larry has been inducted into the MEA Hall of Fame, has many publications to his credit, and been awarded many project awards for excellence in remediation, engineering, and MGP work. Most importantly, Larry is a humble leader, leads with conviction, and is passionate about serving others with his philanthropic work. Larry lives by the golden rule, and always challenges his teammates to be the best version of themselves.”

The MEA Distinguished Environmental Award program is an initiative of the MEA Environmental Committee, whose purpose is to provide resources and educational opportunities to the energy industry on the diverse set of environmental issues related to both the management of environmental liabilities as well as those encountered in the field. For a complete list of eligibility requirements and how to enter, visit For questions, contact Stacey Bonine at staceyb (at) MEAenergy (dot) org or call (651) 289-9600 x114.
Larry Milner