Ahlershttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=72AhlersChristopher AhlersAdjunct Professor<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/ahlers_chris.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />LLM, Vermont Law School, 2013JD, Boston College Law School, 1993BA, Cornell University, 1990802-831-1624CHRISAHLERS@vermontlaw.edu<p>Christopher Ahlers is an Adjunct Professor who teaches Environmental Law in the school's Distance Learning program. As a former Staff Attorney in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, he has represented community groups and organizations in matters involving threats to public health and the environment. Prior to coming to Vermont Law School Professor Ahlers worked in private law firms, where he acquired experience in environmental due diligence investigations, environmental auditing, enforcement actions, CERCLA litigation, and brownfields redevelopment. He has expertise in air pollution, having taught a course in Air Pollution Law and Policy.</p> <p> Professor Ahlers earned a BA in Government from Cornell University (Phi Beta Kappa), a JD from Boston College Law School, and an LLM, summa cum laude, from the Environmental LLM program at Vermont Law School in 2013. He is a member of the New York bar. He is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish, Latin, and Ancient Greek. </p><p> <a href="http://ssrn.com/author=2055271" target="_blank">SSRN Page</a></p>GP0|#f20b7276-47f3-47ad-a1c2-896a011d7be8;L0|#0f20b7276-47f3-47ad-a1c2-896a011d7be8|Environmental Law;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9GP0|#c2a7fe3f-9c83-4b80-a897-4cdfc9b33391;L0|#0c2a7fe3f-9c83-4b80-a897-4cdfc9b33391|Adjunct Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Air Pollution; Environmental Law

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Questions and Answers on EPA’s Proposed Rule Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Unitshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3065Questions and Answers on EPA’s Proposed Rule Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units<div class="ExternalClass009D0DCD5C3C4FBC8F18B0A7EC9E6F3A"><div><em>​​Questions and Answers on EPA’s Proposed Rule</em></div><div><em>Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units</em> (unpublished version, June 2, 2014).</div></div>3065Publication
Presidential Authority Over EPA Rulemaking Under the Clean Air Acthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=53Presidential Authority Over EPA Rulemaking Under the Clean Air Act<div class="ExternalClassCA192C0B86964FBFAD1739F9C0FB41E8"><em></em><em><a href="http://elawreview.org/articles/volume-44/issue-44-1/presidential-authority-epa-rulemaking-clean-air-act/">Presidential Authority Over EPA Rulemaking Under the Clean Air Act​</a></em>, Environmental Law, Vol. 44, No. 1 (2014).</div>53Publication
Stationary Sources of Greenhouse Gaseshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=46Stationary Sources of Greenhouse Gases<div class="ExternalClassFFF05769BDA14BB4943E953E5A1A74B2"><em>Stationary Sources of Greenhouse Gases</em>​, Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List 2014, No. 6, (co-author with student Ashley Welsch), December 2013.</div>http://watchlist.vermontlaw.edu/texas-v-epa/46Publication
D.C. Circuit Court Strikes Down EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rulehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=48D.C. Circuit Court Strikes Down EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule<div class="ExternalClass73FE81EAFC714162BB9C6A7925D08E78"><em>D.C. Circuit Court Strikes Down EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule</em>​, Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List 2013, No. 5, (co-author with student Will Bittinger), December 2012.</div>http://watchlist.vermontlaw.edu/5-d-c-circuit-court-strikes-down-epa%E2%80%99s-cross-state-air-pollution-rule/48Publication
D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA's Use of the Clean Air Act to Address Climate Changehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=47D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA's Use of the Clean Air Act to Address Climate Change<div class="ExternalClass056E6762E7684C579B0C271CAEA66400"><em>D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA's Use of the Clean Air Act to Address Climate Change</em>​, Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List 2013, (co-author with students John David Baumgarten and Jared Schroder), December 2012.</div>http://watchlist.vermontlaw.edu/d-c-circuit-upholds-epa%E2%80%99s-use-of-the-clean-air-act-to-address-climate-chan/47Publication
EPA and White House Clash Over Ozone Standardshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=49EPA and White House Clash Over Ozone Standards<div class="ExternalClassCACC83B48219424EB83352D5F95E9D0E"><em>EPA and White House Clash Over Ozone Standards</em>​, Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List 2012, No. 2,  (co-author with student Will Sullivan), December 2011.</div>http://watchlist.vermontlaw.edu/ozone-rule/49Publication
Commercial Tenants and CERCLA Environmental Liability: What's Their Legal Exposure?http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=50Commercial Tenants and CERCLA Environmental Liability: What's Their Legal Exposure?<div class="ExternalClass134CE91D6A454E90A619D165FFCA50CA"><em>Commercial Tenants and CERCLA Environmental Liability: What's Their Legal Exposure?</em>​, Environmental Law Alert, Damon Morey LLP, (co-author with John Kolaga), June 28, 2010.</div>50Publication
Diaz Intermediates: A Case Study on CERCLA "Operator" Liability for Corporate Officershttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=51Diaz Intermediates: A Case Study on CERCLA "Operator" Liability for Corporate Officers<div class="ExternalClassCA48C19659EB441A8D83E6DDEB0238BD">Diaz Intermediates: A Case Study on CERCLA "Operator" Liability for Corporate Officers, Damon Morey LLP, (co-author with John Kolaga), September 25, 2009.</div>51Publication
EPA Issues Proposed Rule on Comprehensive Program for Regulation of Greenhouse Gaseshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=52EPA Issues Proposed Rule on Comprehensive Program for Regulation of Greenhouse Gases<div class="ExternalClass9487ADC1669042A4B4DBAF347D5F2B2C"><em>EPA Issues Proposed Rule on Comprehensive Program for Regulation of Greenhouse Gases</em>​, Environmental Law Alert, Damon Morey LLP, (co-author with John Kolaga), March 17, 2009.</div>52Publication

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Environmental Constraintshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=54Environmental Constraints<div class="ExternalClass4CA64C368EA84CF9958241A39ED83411"><p>​Presenter, "Environmental Constraints," Legal Essentials for Utility Executives, VLS Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont State House, Montpelier, Vermont, October 8, 2013. Presentation on regulation of air pollution, water pollution, solid and hazardous waste, fracking, and environmental auditing. (Assisted by student Brett Dugan, '14).​</p></div>54Presentation
Brownfields in Western New Yorkhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=55Brownfields in Western New York<div class="ExternalClassCD48B42B9BFA44B5840C1CD26DCEC12B"><p>​Panelist, "Brownfields in Western New York," Marsh and the Buffalo Niag​ara Partnership, Buffalo, New York, April 4, 2007.​</p></div>55Presentation

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