Volume 17, Issue 4 of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is now available! We hope you enjoy reading these articles written by some of the forefront environmental minds in Vermont and across the country on the topic of water quality in Lake Champlain. Issue 4 offers readers an in-depth look at the quality of waters in the Lake Champlain Basin including a history of the lake and its human polluters, historical efforts to control polutants, and the evolution and implementation of the current TMDL’s for Lake Champlain. Enjoy!
EcoPerspectives offers the latest in environmental news in an easy to read format. This week’s article is, Home-Rule Hope: A Community Guide to Keeping Hydraulic Fracturing Off Local Property, written by Victoria Scozzaro. The EcoPerspectives Blog is updated every two weeks on Mondays.
Check out this new collaborative effort run by the nation’s leading environmental law reviews! Each week an article will be put out in this multi-school online forum highlighting important environmental issues. The next article is by Garrett M. Gee, a 2016 J.D. candidate from William & Mary Law School and staff editor of William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review. Gee’s article Primer on Rails-to-Trails Conversions in the Eastern U.S. can be read here !
The sixth annual Top 10 Environmental Watch List is now live. The Top 10 2016 list aims to highlight the top environmental controversies and issues likely to emerge in 2016. Please enlighten yourself on topics including the Volkswagen clean diesel scandal, EPA solutions to pollution from abandoned mines, the meaning of “waters of the United states” in the Clean Water Act, GMO food labeling, the Clean Power Plan, and much more!