Air intake for mercury speciation sampling at the Underhill AQ site: photo courtesy of Eric Miller.

DEC Commissioner to speak at VMC Annual Meeting!

The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative is pleased to announce that Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner David Mears will give a keynote presentation entitled "A contemporary legal and political perspective on invasive species in Vermont forests" at its 2011 Annual Cooperators Meeting on October 31st in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, on the UVM campus. Commissioner Mears, a national leader in environmental law, received his J.D. degree and Master of Environmental Law and Policy degree from Vermont Law School in 1991. In 2005, he joined the faculty at the Vermont Law School specializing in environmental law and environmental litigation. Just prior to being appointed DEC Commissioner, Mears was on a Fulbright Scholarship at Sun Yat-Sen University in China, where he was to spend the 2010-2011 academic year lecturing and developing environmental clinical programs to strengthen enforcement of China's anti-pollution laws.

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