Regulating Toxics in Vermont (MOD2165.01)

Brian Campion

The discovery that PFOA contaminated drinking water in Bennington put the Vermont legislature on a path toward further regulating toxics. Act 154, which passed the legislature in 2016, proposed a series of recommendations to protect Vermonters and our environment from harmful chemicals. Students will look at where Vermont is in the process of implementing the Act, where the struggles exist around such implementation and work to develop solutions to those struggles. Students will hear from both sides of the toxic reform argument and also better understand where Vermontʼs regulations are in relation to other states, the federal government and the world.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 1
M 4:10pm - 6:00pm; Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm (September 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
This course is categorized as 2000, Advancement of Public Action, All courses, Brian Campion, Modules: Transferable Approaches, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, One Credit, Three Week, Updates.