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AEP v. Connecticut: VT Law School Experts Available to Comment

April 19, 2011

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Vermont Law School has several faculty experts available to comment on the implications of American Electric Power v. Connecticut, which will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 19.

Image of coal power plantThe Court will hear arguments in an appeal of a 2009 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that allowed several states and environmental groups to sue coal-fired electric utilities on the grounds that their emissions were creating a public nuisance by contributing to global warming. The case, which was originally brought in 2004, is one of three around the country trying to use common law to force industries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

VLS faculty with climate change expertise who are available to comment include:

Professor Patrick Parenteau: 802-831-1305,
Professor John Echeverria: 802-831-1386,
Associate Professor Martha Judy: 802-831-1345,

CONTACT: John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations
Office: 802.831.1106, cell: 540.798.7099,

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