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EcoPerspectives Press Release

In an effort to encourage collaborative discussion and energize powerful thought regarding environmental issues occurring in and impacting our everyday lives, the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (VJEL) is adding to its scholarly repertoire. As of this year, VJEL transitioned to online publication and, in doing so, expanded our readership... More...

Elk River Spill Aftermath: Do We Need New Regulations and From Whom?

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Summary:  The Freedom Industries chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia exposed holes in state and federal regulations for chemical storage tanks. A new Senate bill - S. 1961 - seeks to close existing loopholes and provide additional federal oversight where current state laws do not apply. The bill may prevent... More...

First Aid for Agencies: Accountability in USDA’s Wildlife Services Program is a Century Overdue

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Summary:  The Center for Biological Diversity recently filed a rulemaking petition with US Department of Agriculture about the agency’s rogue animal “control” program. The petition exposes and seeks a remedy for the agency’s diseased conduct, which includes numerous federal statute violations and animal cruelty. It also “pads” the Administrative Record,... More...