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Standing Trees peabody West Objection

​​​​​​In June 2023, Vermont Law and Graduate School’s Environmental Advocacy Clinic, on behalf of forest protection group Standing Trees, submitted an objection with the U.S. Forest Service, seeking reconsideration of the flawed Peabody West Integrated Resource Project (Project) proposed for the White Mountain National Forest, near Gorham, New Hampshire. The Project would authorize more than 2,200-acres of commercial logging just north of the Great Gulf Wilderness and Mount Washington, in close proximity to the Appalachian Trail.
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Conowingo Dam Appeal

​​​​​​In February 2022, the EAC filed an amicus brief in the case representing the National Wildlife Federation. The Federal Energy Commission reissued a permit for the Conowingo Hydroelectric Dam that failed to include water quality criteria imposed by the Maryland Department of Environment. The shoddy permit would lead to increased water pollution that would harm aquatic life in the Chesapeake Bay. Our brief supported the appelants, urging the court to set aside the license issued by FERC.
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Appalachicola River Appeal

In January 2021, the EAC filed an amicus brief in the case representing underserved communities throughout the Apalachicola region that have been negatively impacted by the Corps’ water management practices. The Corps’ failure to adequately consider these impacts is a violation of NEPA and the 1994 Executive Order addressing the impact of federal actions on environmental justice communities (EO 12898).
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