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The Environmental Justice Clinic at Vermont Law School works with partners across the country to create reports, policy briefs, and other resources on environmental justice. 


report coverA Seat at the Table: A Vision for Connecticut’s Environmental Justice Law

This report traces the history of environmental justice legislation in Connecticut, evaluating its efficacy and making recommendations for future action.
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report coverRethinking Manure Biogas: Policy Considerations to Promote Equity and Protect the Climate and Environment

This report dives deep into the existing policies incentivizing manure biogas operations, the environmental justice impacts of locking in existing systems of industrial animal agriculture, as well as alternative methods of capturing livestock emissions and recommendations for policymakers.  . View the report »​​​​​​

report coverCommunity-Centered Climate Resilience in Connecticut

This report summarizes the findings from a semester-long study in spring 2021 conducted by students in VLS's Climate Justice Practicum, a partnership with the Center on Climate Change and Health at Yale School of Public Health. Researchers engaged with communities most affected by climate change in Connecticut. View the report »​​​​​​

Report coverFederal Dereliction of Duty: Environmental Racism Under COVID-19

This report exposes the Environmental Protection Agency’s contributions to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on People of Color, Indigenous Peoples and low-income communities. Read more »​​​​​​

Report coverEnergy Justice and Health in a Changing Climate

This report explores how Connecticut residents perceive their energy costs, utilize different forms of energy throughout the year, and take actions for lowering energy costs – either through energy assistance programs or by taking steps to weatherize homes. Read more »​​​​​​