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  • John Echeverria has established the Takings Litigation Blog. His most recent entry is, "The Eleventh Circuit on Due Process Claims," July 21, 2014. 

  • Betsy Baker has been named to the National Academy of Sciences Polar Bear Research Board, July 2014. This is a significant honor as Professor Baker is one of the few legal academics to have served on the board in its 56-year history. The appointment in part recognizes her cutting-edge work linking law and natural sciences in Arctic research.

  • John Echeverria co-presented (with Roger Marzulla and Nancie Marzulla) "The Intersection of Water Rights and Takings Doctrine" at the 60th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, Vail, Colorado, on July 17, 2014.

  • Melissa Scanlan's article, "Adaptive Trading: Experimenting with Unlikely Partners," appears in the Kansas Law Review, vol. 62, no. 4, July 2014.

  • Patrick Parenteau testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Hearing on "EPA's Expanded Interpretation of its Permit Veto Authority Under the Clean Water Act," on July 15, 2014.

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  • Melissa Scanlan presented "Turning Urban Sewage into Renewable Energy," on the Waste and Energy Sources Panel at the 12th annual colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Tarragona, Spain, July 3, 2014.
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  • Mark Cooper authored the article, "The EPA Carbon Plan: Coal Loses, But Nuclear Doesn't Win," in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, on June 19, 2014. 

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  • Janet Milne co-authored (with Jack Miller) Taxation's Troubling Toxicity, Onãti Socio-Legal Series, forthcoming Summer 2014.
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  • Laurie Ristino moderated the panel "Geopolitical Context" at the UVM Food Systems Summit, The Necessary [r]Evolution for Sustainable Food Systems, Burlington, VT, on June 18, 2014. The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems was a cosponsor of the event.
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  • Janet Milne's article, "The Disclosure Debates: Setting the Scene" has been accepted for publication in Vermont Law Review 38, forthcoming in 2014.
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  • John Echeverria served as a panelist on "What's New With Constitutional Takings and Water?" at the 32nd Annual Water Law Conference, sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Las Vegas, NV, June 5, 2014.  Additionally, his conference paper, "Water and Takings," was awarded Best Paper.
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  • Laurie Ristino's article, co-authored with Katie Hannon Michel '15, "Carbon Trading in the United States" was listed again on SSRN's Top 10 download list on May 23, 2014 for:
  • SRPN: Regulation (Topic)
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  • Laurie Ristino presented "The Law & Building the Infrastructure of the New Food Movement" at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation event, Harvesting Change: The 2014 Food & Community Gathering, Detroit, MI, on May 21, 2014. 
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  • John Echeverria's article, "Making Sense of Penn Central," is cited in a Second Circuit opinion on Sherman v. Town of Chester, May 16, 2014.
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  • Hillary Hoffmann blogged, "The End of the Road for R.S. 2477 Claimants in Canyonlands National Park," in the Law Professor Blogs Network, Environmental Law Prof Blog, on May 2, 2014.
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