Environmental Advocacy Under a New Administration

25 Jan 2017

Environmental Advocacy Under a New Administration

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Chase Center

Chase Community Center

‚ÄčThe Environmental Law Society is pleased to present an event that addresses the many concerns our VLS Community and beyond are facing.

How will environmental advocacy be affected in this new political climate? Hear from our panelists about their experiences defending the environment during adversarial administrations and legislatures. Panelists will be answering questions about how environmental advocates can persevere under this new administration.

If you have questions or topics you would like our panelists to discuss, please email them to Corey Lim or Brianna Tibbett. Refreshments provided.


Gus Speth: founder and former president of the World Resources Institute, co-founder and former senior attorney of the NRDC, and currently Senior Fellow at the Democracy Collaborative, Tellus Institute, and the New Economy Law Center.

Patrick Parenteau: held positions with the National Wildlife Federation, EPA, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Perkins Coie, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and currently Senior Counsel for the ENRLC.

John Echeverria: served as General Counsel of the National Audubon Society, General Counsel and Conservation Director of American Rivers, Inc., Associate at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, and currently Professor of Law at Vermont Law School

Mark Latham: was partner and chair of the environmental practice group at Gardner, Carton, and Douglas (now Drinker, Biddle and Reath), and currently Professor of Law at Vermont Law School.

Abby Armstrong: Director of Career Services at Vermont Law School, specializing in JD and LLM degree counseling.

Questions? Concerns? Contact Corey Lim at CoreyLim@vermontlaw.edu