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VT Law School to Host “After Irene” Symposium

January 24, 2012

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Vermont Law School will explore environmental issues arising out of Tropical Storm Irene at a symposium on Friday, April 20.

The symposium, titled "After Irene: Law and Policy Lessons for the Future," will start at 8:15 a.m. in the Chase Community Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Among the issues to be discussed are the environmental effects of using heavy equipment to restore stream banks and channels; river corridor management; emergency relief mitigation and planning; natural disaster policy; and the federal flood insurance program.

The symposium will be hosted by VLS's Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Environmental Law Society and Freshwater Working Group.

There will be a range of national and state guest speakers, including David Mears, a former VLS professor who is commissioner of Vermont's Department of Environmental Conservation.

CONTACT: John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations, Vermont Law School
Office: 802.831.1106, cell: 540.798.7099, home: 802.649.2235,

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