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“Brown to Green” Conference Aims to Revitalize Brownfields

June 20, 2011

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Vermont Law School will host a "Brown to Green 2011" conference on Thursday, June 23, to provide developers and their professional advisors with tools for identifying, transacting and redeveloping brownfields in Vermont.

The conference will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Chase Community Center. Deb Markowitz, Vermont's Secretary of Natural Resources, will give the keynote address from noon to 1 p.m.Image of brownfield chimney

Panelists will include private practitioners, law school professors, government attorneys and program personnel from federal, state and regional brownfields programs. Brownfields are contaminated industrial or commercial sites in need of cleanup. Conference sessions will guide participants through the transactions and site preparation process. Emphasis will be placed on the state and federal regulatory framework, practical risk management vehicles, environmental investigation, and utilization of financial and technical assistance programs.

The event is sponsored by VLS's Land Use Institute, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and Vermont Bar Association.

CONTACT: John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations
Office: 802.831.1106, cell: 540.798.7099, jcramer@vermontlaw.edu

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