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VJEL Symposium!

This fall the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law symposium takes visitors on a safari through the Endangered Species Act. The Fall 2016 Symposium: The Endangered Species Act: Putting the Bite Back in the Law features keynote speaker Zygmunt Plater, professor at Boston College Law School, and panels discussing the ESA’s intersection with climate change, animal rights, state, and federal governments. Its free and open to the public! Come join us Friday, Oct. 21 from 8:30am to 5:00 pm in Chase Center at Vermont Law School.

Issue 4 is Now Available!

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 Blog

EcoPerspectives offers the latest in environmental news in an easy to read format. This week’s article is, The Power of Policy, written by Elizabeth Smith. The EcoPerspectives Blog is updated every two weeks on Mondays.

Environmental Law Review Syndicate

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. This weeks article is by Elizabeth Kuhn, a 2017 J.D. Candidate at Lewis & Clark Law School.  Kuhn’s article Science and Deference: The “Best Available Science” Mandate Is a Fiction in the Ninth Circuit is available here!

Vermont Law Top 10
Environmental Watch List 2016

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!