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ENV5469.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1741ENV5469.AOil and Gas Developmentthibault,johannaThis course reviews oil and gas regulation, both up and down stream, in the United States and around the world. With an eye toward the hot issue of the day – Fracking, the proposed natural gas pipeline through, Middle East oil reserves and trade, and so forth – this course gives students a clearer understanding of the legal regime that makes the oil and gas exploration, extraction, refining, distribution and sale markets work around the world.<br> <strong>This class is approved for JD Credit.</strong>GP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 – April 26, 20171741
ENV5115.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1737ENV5115.AEnvironmental Lawjones,rossThis course is an introduction to the law of pollution control, management of hazardous materials, and preservation of natural resources, with a particular emphasis on major federal environmental statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Superfund. The contrasting regulatory mechanisms in the different statutes, with consideration given to the economic and ethical assumptions underlying the different approaches, and the resolution of environmental problems through private litigation, federal regulation, economic incentive systems, and judicial review of administrative decisions are examined.<br> <strong>This class is approved for JD Credit.</strong>GP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 - April 26, 2017Ruley,Dougrumelt,ken1737
ENV5122.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1740ENV5122.ACommunications, Advocacy and LeadershipJames,MarkA successful environmental professional should possess the ability to advocate, counsel, investigate, persuade, research, and educate. This course will develop those skills through various writing and oral advocacy projects. In addition to other writing projects, students will compose a Freedom of Information Act request, draft a public comment letter, write a grant proposal letter of inquiry, and create an environmental communication campaign. Different skills will be emphasized through the exploration of these diverse types of writing. The class will focus extensively on the craft of writing well.<br> <strong>This class is approved for JD Credit.<br> This class is not available to LLM students.</strong>GP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 – April 26, 2017soler,adrienne1740
ENV5235.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1738ENV5235.ANatural Resources LawTuholske,JackOne third of the nation's land base belongs to the American public and is managed by the United States Forest Service and agencies of the Department of the Interior. The federal lands provide significant wildlife habitat and clean water, and are important sources of timber, forage, and energy. They also offer opportunities for recreation. Through this course students will examine the statutes and regulations governing the management of the federal lands and their resources. Students will consider the historical, political, and ecological influences on the law and management of these resources. They will also be introduced to the agencies with jurisdiction over the components of the federal estate.<br> <strong>This class is approved for JD Credit.</strong>GP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 – April 26, 20171738
ADR6415.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1739ADR6415.AEnvironmental Dispute Resolutionreiter,sarahThis course explores the characteristics of environmental disputes, examines alternative dispute resolution processes (including mediation, arbitration, negotiated rulemaking, and facilitation), and assesses relevant policy and practical considerations in selecting the most effective method of resolving environmental disputes. A major theme of this course will be to compare the advantages and disadvantages of adversarial and collaborative approaches in environmental conflicts, including ones involving environmental regulation and compliance, remediation of contaminated property, land use, and climate change. This course will use simulations to explore a range of dispute resolution processes and the role of impartial third parties and lawyers in these processes. The instructor will use numerous case studies and students should be prepared to actively engage in each class session.<br> <strong>This class is approved for JD Credit.</strong>GP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 – April 26, 20171739
ENV5228.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1742ENV5228.AEnergy Regulation and the Environmentgoldwasser,rachelThis course builds on the course Energy Law and Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World. The course exposes students to the legal, economic, and structural issues involved in both energy regulation and energy markets, focusing on electricity. The course examines the evolution, theory, and techniques of the monopoly regulation. Students learn how utilities are regulated. We examine rate setting, rate design and regulatory alternatives to traditional rates such as performance-based rates. The course then examines evolving competitive, market-based alternatives. The course exposes students to the latest approaches to managing the electric grid, to renewable energy strategies and procurement, energy efficiency, demand side management, and green markets.<br> <strong>This class is approved for JD Credit.</strong>GP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 – April 26, 20171742
ENV5108.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1744ENV5108.AIntroduction to Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and the Environmentscrufari,carrie<div>This survey course brings together American law impacting agriculture and food and explores the traditional divisions between agriculture, food, and environmental regulation. The course provides a hard look at the agriculture and food production sector and involves not only an examination of traditional farming and food safety policies but the ways in which these policies intersect with environmental law and health care policy, as well as important sectors from local land use planning to international trade. The emergence of local food movements also invites an exploration of new business models that provide for entrepreneurial activity in the food and food production space.<br> <div>Approved for JD credit.</strong></div>GP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 – April 26, 20171744
ENV5336.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1743ENV5336.AClimate Change Extinction and Adaptationstout,holly<div>Human activities are causing a global mass extinction of plants and animals that rivals the five great extinction events over the earth's geologic history. Historically, habitat loss, overharvest, introduction of invasive species, and pollution has been the principal causes of this "Sixth Great Extinction." There is now a strong scientific consensus that the greatest threat to global biodiversity is climate change caused by anthropogenic sources of greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide. Some scientists estimate that a third to a half of all species on earth may disappear by the end of this century unless atmospheric concentrations of GHG are stabilized over the next two decades. Ecosystems are shifting and changing, and some--such as the arctic, coral reefs and high elevation habitat--may disappear altogether. This course looks at the ecological, social, and ethical consequences of this biological impoverishment and considers various legal and policy options to address the phenomenon of climate change. The course will address the extent to which laws like the Endangered Species Act of 1973 can be used to address both conventional threats to species as well as the more challenging threat of climate change. International laws such as CITES and the Convention on Biodiversity will also be considered. The course will include a brief review of the policy instruments, such as debt forgiveness and tropical forest preservation that combine habitat conservation and carbon sequestration. Insights from the fields of conservation biology and ecological economics will be integrated into the discussions, and guest speakers will help round out the understanding of the richness and complexity of the issues.<br> <strong>Approved for JD credit.</strong></div>GP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 – April 26, 20171743