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Patrick Parenteau

Vermont Law School

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United States
North America

Patrick A. Parenteau is Professor of Law and Senior Counsel in the Environmental Advocacy Clinic at Vermont Law School with an extensive background in environmental and natural resources law. His previous positions include Vice President for Conservation with the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, DC; Regional Counsel to the New England Regional Office of the EPA; Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation; and Of Counsel with the Perkins Coie law firm in Portland, Oregon; and Director of the Environmental Law program at VLS. Patrick is a Fulbright US Scholar and a Fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers.

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Patrick Parenteau. 2018. “Local, county, and state governments are suing oil companies over climate change,” Leaving Fossil Fuels in the Ground (July 2018).

Patrick Parenteau. 2015. “Cities on Stilts: The Myth of Large Scale Climate Adaptation and the Limits of Sustainability.” In Rethinking Sustainability to Meet the Climate Change Challenge, Environmental law Institute (January 2015).

Patrick Parenteau. 2009. “Go Back, it’s a Trap! On the Perils of Geologic Sequestration of CO2,” Vermont Law School Research Paper (May 2009).