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Sen. Leahy to Receive Achievement Award From Vermont Law School

November 9, 2012

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. -- U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, will receive the 2012 annual Achievement Award from Vermont Law School's Washington, D.C., Alumni Association on Nov. 27 in the U.S. Capitol Building.

The award recognizes organizations and people who have demonstrated outstanding achievements as leaders, catalysts, and educators, particularly in the field of environmental policy.

Leahy is being recognized for his continued support of Vermont Law School, the VLS-based U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law and the Vermont-based Institute for Sustainable Communities for their promotion of environmental rule of law and advocacy in China. Leahy also was selected for his work on the 2008 Farm Bill and leadership in the organic agriculture movement, which has earned him the nickname "Father of Organics."

Previous award recipients include Jon Wellinghoff, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and most recently Jane Lubchenco, undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator.

CONTACT:   John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations, Vermont Law School

Office: 802-831-1106, cell: 540-798-7099, home: 802-649-2235, jcramer@vermontlaw.edu

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