Senior Fellow for Economic Analysis Mark Cooper releases report on effect of advanced cost recovery on reactor constructionPUBLIC RISK, PRIVATE PROFIT; RATEPAYER COST, UTILITY IMPRUDENCE: ADVANCED COST RECOVERY FOR REACTOR CONSTRUCTION CREATES ANOTHER NUCLEAR FIASCO, NOT A RENAISSANCEGP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-12-18T05:00:00Z182
EPA Clean Power Plan, Genetically Engineered Foods, Endangered Species Make '2015 Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List'​Environmental faculty and student editors of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law today announced publication of their annual "Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List," highlighting critical law and policy issues they believe will intensify in 2015.GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-12-08T05:00:00Z177
Parenteau Interviewed by Living On Earth, "Supreme Court To Hear Challenge to Power Plant Mercury Rule"​​​Patrick Parenteau​ is interviewed on the U.S. Supreme Court's agreement to hear coal power plant operators' appeal of the "mercury rule" under the Clean Air Act.​​GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-12-05T05:00:00Zhttp://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00049&segmentID=1178<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Parenteau_Patrick.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Speth Featured in the Valley News, "Strafford Resident Traces Environmentalism to Civil Rights in New Memoir"​Gus Speth and his new memoir, "Angels by the River," are​ featured in the Valley News where Speth reflects on a life in environmental activism.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-11-07T05:00:00Zhttp://www.vnews.com/home/14209672-95/a-life-in-activism146<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Speth_James.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Parenteau Quoted in Greenwire, "Property Rights: Unprecedented Ruling Strikes ESA Protections on Private Land"​Patrick​ Parenteau is quoted on the recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah that struck down a governmental prohibition on harming prarie dogs on private property. This story is written by Jeremy Jacobs, one of the media fellows at Vermont Law School in 2012.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-11-07T05:00:00Zhttp://www.eenews.net/greenwire/2014/11/07/stories/1060008585147<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Parenteau_Patrick.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Beyranevand Quoted in Greenwire, "GMO-Labeling Initiatives Fall Short in Colo., Ore."​Laurie Beyranevand is quoted on recent motions to get the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reformulate its labels.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-11-05T05:00:00Zhttp://www.eenews.net/greenwire/2014/11/05/stories/1060008432148<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/beyranevan_laurie.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Center for Agriculture and Food Systems Event Highlighted in "Scientist, Food Activist Lauds VT GMO Law"​Vermont Law School's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems​ (CAFS) hosted international speaker Vandana Shiva to a standing-room-only crowd. Coverage of this event also appeared in the Rutland Herald and the Times Argus.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-11-04T05:00:00Zhttp://www.vermonttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/RH/20141104/NEWS03/711049905175<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/cafs/CAFS-Logo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Dycus Quoted in The Nation, "Brain Cancer Cases Shot Up in This FL Town - Is a Defense Contractor to Blame?"​​Steve Dycus is quoted in an in-depth story in The Nation about a series of law suits accusing the defense contractor Pratt & Whitney of causing a pediatric cancer cluster in Florida by contaminating local soil and water.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-11-03T05:00:00Zhttp://www.thenation.com/article/182099/brain-cancer-rate-girls-town-shot-550-defense-contractor-blame138<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Dycus_Stephen.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Scanlan Quoted in National Driller, "High-Capacity Well Regulation in Wisconsin, U.S."​​Melissa Scanlan is quoted on the recent Wisconsin ruling on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR)'s authority over evaluating high-capacity water wells.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-11-01T04:00:00Zhttp://www.nationaldriller.com/articles/89787-high-capacity-well-regulation-in-wisconsin-us145<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Scanlan_Melissa.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Parenteau Quoted in Environmental Health Perspectives, "Nutrient Pollution: A Persistent Threat to Waterways"​Patrick Parenteau​ comments on nutrient trading where there are wastewater treatment plants and farms in the same watershed.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-11-01T04:00:00Zhttp://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/122-A304/174<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Parenteau_Patrick.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Environmental Law Society Hosts Mountainfilm at Vermont Law School Nov. 5​The Environmental Law Society at Vermont Law School will host Mountainfilm on Tour, dedicated to educating and motivating audiences about issues that matter, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Chase Community Center on the VLS campus. The movie night, open to the public, will explore themes connected to Mountainfilm's mission of exploring cultures, preserving environments and promoting adventure.​GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-30T04:00:00Z142
'Conservation Easements and the IRS': Vermont Law School Panelists Look at 'In Perpetuity'​"In perpetuity" as it relates to conservation easements and the land trust movement is an issue people are thinking about in Vermont and across the country. An attorney with the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C., will provide the IRS perspective during two sessions, titled "Conservation Easements and the IRS," Nov. 17 at Vermont Law School and Nov. 18 in Montpelier. Sponsored by the Environmental Tax Policy Institute at VLS, the sessions are free and open to the public and press.GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-30T04:00:00Z143
Speth Featured in New Haven Register, "In New Haven, Former Yale School Dean Urgest Activists to Cooperate"​James Gustave "Gus" Speth​ is featured in an article detailing Speth's recent talk about his memoir, "Angels By the River" and his life as an environmental activist.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-27T04:00:00Zhttp://www.nhregister.com/lifestyle/20141027/in-new-haven-former-yale-school-dean-urges-activists-to-cooperate173<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Speth_James.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Institute for Energy and the Environment Cited in Bio-Medicine, "The Future of Biofuels is Not in Corn"​Vermont Law School's Institute for Energy and the Environment ​(IEE) co-released a report stating concern over the expansion of the corn ethanol industry.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-26T04:00:00Zhttp://news.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news-3/The-future-of-biofuels-is-not-in-corn-194-1/172<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/iee/IEElogo.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
​Coverage of John Echeverria's recent study, "State Judicial Elections and Environmental Law​"​​​​Coverage of John Echeverria's recent study, "State Judicial Elections and Environmental Law: Case Studies of Montana, North Carolina, Washington and Wisconsin."GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-23T04:00:00Zhttp://www.southernstudies.org/2014/10/nc-supreme-court-a-virtual-sinkhole-for-environmen.html140<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Echeverria_John.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Global Food Activist Vandana Shiva at Vermont Law School Nov. 3 for "Seeds of Change: GMOs and Vermont's Labeling Law"​​International food activist and author Vandana Shiva will speak about the role of Vermont's GMO labeling law as part of a global solution to transform food systems and reverse climate crisis during a lecture at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in Chase Community Center on the Vermont Law School campus. The event is free and open to the public and press. GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-17T04:00:00Z135<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/cafs/vandanashiva_200.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Vermont Law Students Prepare for United Nations COP20 on Climate Change; Assist Myanmar DelegationA Vermont Law School student delegation will attend the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP20/CMP 10, Dec. 1-12 in Lima, Peru, and provide support to a delegation from Myanmar. This marks the third year that a VLS delegation will attend and report on the international climate summit. GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-16T04:00:00Z134
Gus Speth Interviewed on VPR​​Gus Speth is interviewed on Vermont Public Radio on the publication of his memoir, Angels By the River.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-16T04:00:00Zhttp://digital.vpr.net/post/environmental-activist-gus-speth-reflects-movement137<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Speth_James.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Quoted in SNL, "Clean Energy Advocates Fighting for More Than Renewables from EPA's CO2 Rule"​Mark Cooper comments on solar panel regulation. GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-10T04:00:00Zhttps://www2.snl.com/Interactivex/article.aspx?CdId=A-29459988-10273171<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Hoffmann Quoted in ThinkProgress.org, "Federal Court: One Million Acres Near Grand Canyon Protected From Mining"​Hillary Hoffmann​ comments on the Arizona federal court's decision to uphold the Obama Administration's 2012 withdrawal of over one million acres of federal lands surrounding Grand Canyon National Park from uranium mining.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-10T04:00:00Zhttp://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/10/3577414/arizona-grand-canyon-uranium-mining-withdrawal/170<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Hoffmann_Hillary.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Vermont Law School Offers New Master’s Degrees in Food and Agriculture Law, PolicyThe Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School has announced two new master’s degree programs for students interested in advocacy, policy, and law to support a sustainable food shelf. GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-10T04:00:00Z133<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/cafs/carrots.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Echeverria Quoted in The Columbian, "Foes See Partiality in Oil Terminal Review Process"​John Echeverria​ comments on the potential for corruption in environmental impact statements.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-05T04:00:00Zhttp://www.columbian.com/news/2014/oct/05/foes-see-partiality-in-oil-terminal-review/169<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Echeverria_John.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Vermont Law School Partners with University of DelawareVermont Law School and the University of Delaware, leaders in environmental studies, have announced an articulation agreement to smooth the transition for UD graduates seeking to enroll at VLS.GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-03T04:00:00Z131<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/news/Grasso-Mihaly-signing-8097.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Quoted in The Ecologist, "'New' Reactor Types Are All Nuclear Pie in the Sky"​Mark Cooper is quoted on small modular reactor (SMR) expenses and the resulting loss in development and customers.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-02T04:00:00Zhttp://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2577637/new_reactor_types_are_all_nuclear_pie_in_the_sky.html168<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Former EPA Administrator Browner Named Vermont Law School Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar​​Vermont Law School has selected Carol Browner, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, as the Fall 2014 Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar and keynote speaker at the fifth annual VLS Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, Oct. 3-4.GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-02T04:00:00Z130<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/news/browner-ph.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Quoted in Virtual Press Office, "17 Groups Urge NRC To Halt Licensing, Relicensing Of 23 Reactors Due To Failure To Address 2012 Court Ruling"​​Mark Cooper provides expert declaration in support of halting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) licensing and relicensing of 23 reactors at 14 sites in the United States. This story also appeared in Bloomberg, InvestorPoint.com, Seattle Times, and Business Standard.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-09-29T04:00:00Zhttp://www.virtualpressoffice.com/publicsiteContentFileAccess?fileContentId=1760123&fromOtherPageToDisableHistory=Y&menuName=News&sId=&sInfo=167<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Echeverria Quoted in Global Association of Risk Professionals, "Greenberg Team to Grill Bernanke, Paulson, Geithner on AIG Aid"​John Echeverria comments on the federal buyout of AIG in March 2009. This story also appeared in Bloomberg and Moneynews.com.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-09-29T04:00:00Zhttp://www.garp.org/risk-news-and-resources/risk-headlines/story.aspx?newsId=119323166<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Echeverria_John.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Vermont Law School Renames China Program 'U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law'​​​​​​​​The U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law at Vermont Law School is pleased to announce it is changing its name to the U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law (PEL). The change comes at a time when the program is broadening its geographic focus and incorporating new partners, projects and opportunities.GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-09-29T04:00:00Z129<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/us-asia-partnerships/US_ASIA_LOGO.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Sen. Leahy to Announce $759,000 in USDA Funding for Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture and Food Systems; Press Conference Wednesday, Sept. 24U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., will be at Vermont Law School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, to announce $759,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding for a three-year partnership between the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at VLS and the National Agricultural Library (NAL).GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-09-23T04:00:00Z128<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/news/OfficialPhotoBanner.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
VLS Enviro Clinic, Students See ‘Huge Step Forward’ in Montana Coal Case; Prepare to Depose Arch Coal, BNSF Execs The years-long work of student clinicians and attorneys at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC) at Vermont Law School continues to pay off in their case against a new railroad and coal mine proposed for Montana's Powder River Basin, a region marked by massive coal deposits and vulnerable to environmental degradation.GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-09-18T04:00:00Z126<img alt="The Powder River Basin is nestled in remote eastern Montana and Wyoming. Photo Credit: EcoFlight" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/news/Powder-River-Basin-horizon-coal-wyoming-powder-river-basin-coal-3coflight-2-300x225.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Jones Interviewed by The Bennington Banner, "Group Calls on FTC to Review GMP's Renewable Energy Claims"​Kevin Jones​ discusses lawsuit brought against Green Mountain Power for alleged false marketing of renewable claims.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-09-16T04:00:00Zhttp://www.benningtonbanner.com/region/ci_26542806/group-calls-ftc-review-gmps-renewable-energy-claims165<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Jones_Kevin.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Judy Quoted in Daily Times, "U.S. Govt Attack on BP Shows Readiness for Court Battle"​Martha Judy is quoted on the U.S. Justice Department's accusation of gross negligence and willful misconduct over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-09-15T04:00:00Zhttp://www.dailytimes.com.pk/business/15-Sep-2014/us-govt-attack-on-bp-shows-readiness-for-court-battle163<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Judy_Martha.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Jones and Parenteau Interviewed by Vermont Public Radio, "Clean and Green? New Case Challenges Green Mountain Power's Renewable Energy Claims"​​Patrick Parenteau and Kevin Jones discuss Green Mountain Power wind projects and the perception vs. reality of renewable power. This story was reported on in several media outlets, including Fierce Energy, RenewablesBiz, EnergyBiz, Rocket News, Times Union, and several others.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-09-15T04:00:00Zhttp://digital.vpr.net/post/clean-and-green-new-case-challenges-green-mountain-powers-renewable-energy-claims164<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/iee/lowell-wind-turbines.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Vermont Law School Panelists Look at Supreme Court Decisions on Constitution Day, Sept. 17Vermont Law School legal experts will discuss recent high-profile U.S. Supreme Court decisions during a panel presentation from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Chase Community Center on the VLS campus. GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-09-15T04:00:00Z125
Parenteau Interviewed by Living On Earth, "British Petroleum Guilty of Gross Negligence"​Patrick Parenteau is interviewed on the recent Louisiana verdict ruling that BP acted with gross negligence leading up to the 2010 Deep Horizon gulf oil spill disaster.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-09-12T04:00:00Zhttp://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00037&segmentID=5149<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Parenteau_Patrick.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Vermont Law Student to Present at International Energy Conference; Focus on Russia, LNG Export Market​A Vermont Law School student will join leaders in finance, government and academia in examining issues central to the international energy policy debate during the upcoming British Institute of Energy Economics conference, "Balancing Competing Energy Policy Goals," Sept. 17-18 at St. John's College, Oxford.GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-09-02T04:00:00Z121<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/news/BennettResnik.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Judy Quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek, "Exelon Doubts EPA Will Order Removal of West Lake Radioactive Waste"Martha Judy discusses the federal Superfund Law and how it relates to the Bridgeton Landfill and West Lake cleanup.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-08-31T04:00:00Zhttp://investing.businessweek.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201408310913KRTRIB__BUSNEWS_56355_46464-1162<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Judy_Martha.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Quoted in M Live Media Group, "With Renewable Energy Growing and Coal Shrinking, What's the Future of Nuclear Plants Like Palisades?"​Mark Cooper discusses the future of nuclear power plants given the proposed federal clean-energy standards.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-08-28T04:00:00Zhttp://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/08/pros_and_cons_of_electrical_po.html161<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Quoted in M Live Media Group, "Palisades Owner Entergy Bet on Future of Nuclear Power - And It Has Proven a Gamble"​Mark Cooper discusses the possible future of the Palisades Nuclear Plant.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-08-27T04:00:00Zhttp://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/08/entergy_owner_of_palisades_pla.html160<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Interviewed by SNL, "Utah Developer Says Selection of Reactor Desgin Pushes Project Forward"​Mark Cooper comments on Utah-based Blue Castle Holdings Inc. and its proposal to build nuclear power plants in the Mountain West area.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-08-25T04:00:00Zhttps://www2.snl.com/Interactivex/article.aspx?CdId=A-28980070-11568159<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Sponsors National Writing Competition​​​​SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Aug. 13, 2014—The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (VJEL) has announced its first annual White River Environmental Law Writing Competition, open to law students across the country for a chance to win $1,000 and publication in VJEL.GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-08-14T04:00:00Z118<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/events/vjel-symposium/logo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Interviewed by Pittsburgh - Post-Gazette, "Duke Eager to Build, Not Buy, Power Plants"​Mark Cooper discusses Duke Energy's motives and possible outcomes for insisting on building new power plants instead of purchasing used ones.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-08-09T04:00:00Zhttp://powersource.post-gazette.com/powersource/latest-utilities/2014/08/10/Duke-eager-to-build-not-buy-power-plants/stories/201408100195158<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Interviewed by Rocket News, "Report: New Nuclear Power Technology Would Siphon Resources Away From..."​Mark Cooper discusses his recent report that cites small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) as no cheaper than their larger counterparts.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-08-08T04:00:00Zhttp://www.rocketnews.com/2014/08/report-new-nuclear-power-technology-would-siphon-resources-away-from/157<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Vermont Law 1st Official Bee-Friendly, Neonicotinoid Pesticide-Free Campus in Nation​​​Vermont Law School has partnered with the Center for Food Safety’s BEE Protective Campaign, making it the first higher-education campus in the country to earn official neonicotinoid pesticide-free designation.​GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-08-07T04:00:00Z117<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/news/campus%20art%20shot%20leaves.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Sovacool Interviewed in Homeland Security News Wire, "The World Faces Water Shortage by 2040"​​Benjamin Sovacool is interviewed on his three years of research on world water and energy consumption, and subsequent joint report by Vermont Law School, Aarhus University, and CNA Corporation. Several news outlets covered this story, including Newsroom America, Daily Kos, Headlines & Global News, Click Green, Aarhus Universitet, Before It's News, e! Science News, Science 2.0, Electrical Business, Laboratory Equipment, United Press International Health, Medical, and Science Updates, Al Jazeera America, Science Newsline, Peak Oil, EurekAlert!, Science Codex, Phys.Org, Science Daily, YubaNet.com, Press-News.org, DNN, Bright Surf, AllVoices, Silicon India, Business Standard, International Business Times UK, Yahoo! News UK & Ireland, Yahoo! News Canada, In.com, The Economic Times, Daily News, and several others.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-07-30T04:00:00Zhttp://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20140730-the-world-faces-water-shortage-by-2040156<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Sovacool_Benjamin.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Murphy Interviewed in Food Navigator-usa.com, "Activist Groups File Motion to Help State of VT Defend GMO Labeling Law vs 'Corporate Bullies'"​Laura Murphy​ comments on the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) and the Center for Food Safety's (CFS) motion to intervene in the lawsuit recently filed by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-07-21T04:00:00Zhttp://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Manufacturers/CFS-VPIRG-seek-to-help-Vermont-defend-GMO-labeling-law154<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Murphy_Laura.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Murphy Quoted in VTDigger.com, "Public Interest Groups Seek to Help VT Defend GMO Labeling Law"​Laura Murphy talks about VLS's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic's​ (ENRLC) involvement in the nation's first GMO labeling law, and subsequent lawsuit.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-07-21T04:00:00Zhttp://vtdigger.org/2014/07/21/public-interest-groups-seek-help-vermont-defend-gmo-labeling-law/155<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Murphy_Laura.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Quoted in Tampa Bay Times, "Utilities Will Ask PSC for Permission to Gut Energy-Saving Goals"​Mark Cooper comments on energy efficiency compared to the cost of a new power plant and its fuel. This story also appears in the Pittsburgh - Post-Gazette.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-07-19T04:00:00Zhttp://www.tampabay.com/news/business/energy/utilities-will-ask-psc-for-permission-to-gut-energy-saving-goals/2189192153<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Smarter, Greener Grid Provides Insight to Meet EPA Climate Rules​A new book co-authored by a Vermont Law School energy expert and a recent graduate has the attention of state regulators and environmental professionals as it focuses on policies needed to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s new climate rules.GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-07-15T04:00:00Z111<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/community/_V5A2394_720x480_72_RGB.jpg" width="720" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Jones Quoted in The Rutland Herald, "When Energy Claims 'Green,' Who Do You Trust?"​Kevin Jones​ cites the growth of large-scale solar projects in the state, but cautions against energy generated and sold to out-of-state electricity producers. The Times Argus (AP) reports same, here​: http://www.timesargus.com/article/20140713/THISJUSTIN/707139933GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-07-13T04:00:00Zhttp://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20140713/THISJUSTIN/707139921152<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Jones_Kevin.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />