Publications about: 2016

Message from the Director

Melissa Scanlan

Today, Vermont Law School’s Environmental Law Center (ELC) and the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (VJEL) unveil the sixth annual Top 10 Environmental Watch List, plus a bonus feature on COP21, the climate summit in Paris. Our ELC faculty and VJEL staff editors researched dozens of judicial, regulatory, and legislative actions before selecting the 10… Read more »

The Super Bowl of Climate Litigation


On Oct. 23, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final rule adopting the Clean Power Plan under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. Within hours of publication, 24 states and Murray Energy Co. petitioned the D.C. Circuit for an immediate stay, arguing that the EPA has “gone far beyond the authority granted… Read more »