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New York Times Discusses Keystone XL Project with Prof. Echeverria

October 13, 2011

The New York Times has spoken twice recently with Vermont Law School Professor John Echeverria about the controversial Keystone XL project, which would build a 1,700-mile pipeline from the oil sands of northern Alberta to the Gulf Coast in Texas.

Image of John EcheverriaAn Oct. 7 story said the U.S. State Department assigned an important environmental impact study of the proposed pipeline to Cardno Entrix, a company with financial ties to the pipeline operator, TransCanada, flouting the intent of a federal law meant to ensure an impartial environmental analysis of major projects.

In a Nov. 1 story, the State Department defended its decision to award the environmental impact study to Cardno Entrix.

Professor Echeverria, one of the nation's leading experts in takings law, has expertise in climate change, constitutional law, land use planning and regulation, and other fields. Before joining VLS in 2009, he was executive director of the Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute at Georgetown University Law Center.

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