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Weeks of Jan. 23-Jan. 30

February 10, 2012

  • The Burlington Free Press spoke to Professor Cheryl Hanna on Feb. 5 about the Vermont Roman Catholic diocese's claim that paying more large damage awards to victims of long-ago priest sexual abuse will put the the diocese out of business and violate constitutional protections regarding religious freedom.
  • The Tampa Bay Times talked to Adjunct Professor Peter Bradford on Feb. 4 about the costs of nuclear power.
  • Vermont Public Radio aired a commentary by Associate Professor Brian Porto on Feb. 3 about lessons that can be learned from the career of the late football coach Joe Paterno.
  • Vermont Public Radio spoke with Peg Elmer, associate director of the Land Use Clinic, on Feb. 2 about issues faced by Vermonters who were displaced by Tropical Storm Irene.
  • The Associated Press reported Feb. 2 on the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic in connection with a bill aimed at opening Vermont state environmental enforcement actions to more involvement by citizens aggrieved by polluters.
  • WPTZ spoke with Professor Cheryl Hanna on Feb. 1 about what's next in the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant case.
  • Bloomberg News talked to Professor Pat Parenteau on Jan. 30 about Congressional Republicans' efforts to take control over approval of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal.
  • In his Sports Illustrated column on Jan. 30, which was cited by the Hollywood Reporter and Crain's Cleveland Business, Professor Michael McCann explored the NFL's "clean zones," or areas near stadiums where anyone who advertises or promotes commercial activity connected to the Super Bowl must first receive approval from the NFL and obtain from the government a "limited duration license." McCann's attendance at the Super Bowl was noted by the Lowell Sun (Mass.)
  • The Omaha World-Herald spoke with Professor Pat Parenteau on Jan. 29 about Congressional Republicans' efforts to approve the Keystone XL project.
  • The Associated Press, whose story was picked up by the Boston Globe and Washington Examiner among others, National Jurist, WCAX, WPTZ and other media reported Jan. 26 on VLS's record-setting capital campaign.
  • The Des Moines Register spoke with Mark Cooper on Jan. 26 about a proposal to build a nuclear power plant in Iowa. Cooper is senior research fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment.
  • ABC News, NPR, FOX News, The Washington Post and other media carried an Associated Press story on Jan. 25 talking to Professor Pat Parenteau about the Vermont Attorney General Office's loss in the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant lawsuit, which was the AG's third consecutive defeat in major cases in recent years.
  • Seven Days profiled James Maroney '12 in a Jan. 25 story headlined "Dairy Don't: A Dogged Ag Activist Takes Aim at Vermont's 'Sacred Cow'.
  • The State Journal (West Virginia's only business newspaper) reported Jan. 24 on the launch of VLS's Energy Security & Justice Project.
  • Inside Climate News, whose story was picked up Reuters, CattleNetwork and other media, spoke with Professor Pat Parenteau on Jan. 24 about whether Republicans' efforts to make the Keystone XL pipeline a top campaign issue against President Obama could create new problems for TransCanada and the oil industry. 
  • American Prospect spoke with Associate Professor Jennifer Taub on Jan. 24 about the second anniversary of Citizens United, a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing that corporations have free speech rights under the First Amendment.
  • The Village Voice spoke to Professor Pat Parenteau on Jan. 24 about New York state's effort to create guidelines for hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," within its borders.
  • Vermont Public Radio aired a Jan. 23 commentary by Professor Cheryl Hanna, who also talked to WCAX, WPTZ, WVNY and other media about the implications of a federal judge's ruling in the lawsuit over the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
  • ClimateWire talked to Professor Pat Parenteau on Jan. 23 about the prospect of TransCanada building the U.S. portion of the Keystone XL pipeline in segments with a hope that the entire conduit will become operational in late 2014.
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