RACC Team Contributes to Groundbreaking Environmental Law Publication

The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (VJEL) at Vermont Law School is proud to announce the publication of a timely new set of information and perspectives on the Lake Champlain restoration plan recently approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the federal Clean Water Act.
In June the EPA issued a document referred to as a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) that assigns responsibility to landowners, farmers, and businesses for reducing the levels of phosphorus they are responsible for introducing into Lake Champlain. The "Lake Champlain Edition" of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (Volume 17, Issue 4) provides helpful and interesting insights into the scientific, policy and legal implications of this groundbreaking plan.
Editors Trey Martin, deputy secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, and David Mears, VLS vice dean and professor of law, are joined by an impressive array of scientists, government officials, policy experts and attorneys in presenting a top-to-bottom analysis of the TMDL.
"The 'Lake Champlain Edition' of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how science, policy and law are intertwined in the efforts by the state, the EPA and the many Vermont businesses, citizens and farmers who are working to restore Lake Champlain," Mears said.
The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law "Lake Champlain Edition" is available online at vjel.vermontlaw.edu. For more information about the issue, including obtaining a printed copy, email VJEL Editor-in-Chief Joseph Simpson at josephsimpson@vermontlaw.edu. VJEL plans to produce copies for sale and distribution if there is sufficient demand.
The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law's mission is to provide an accessible forum to discuss contemporary environmental legal issues. VJEL publishes articles authored by academics, practitioners, and students alike. In selecting articles, VJEL editors recognize that environmental issues are inexorably linked with many other areas of law and seek to encompass a broad range of viewpoints and attitudes. In addition to publishing quarterly issues and hosting symposiums, VJEL reaches national audiences through its annual Top 10 Environmental Watch List. For more information about the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, visit vjel.vermontlaw.edu.
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