Green Litigation in China

Aiming to use lawsuits more effectively to fight pollution and protect workers, Vermont Law School’s U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law has received a $1.5 million federal grant to establish China’s first public interest environmental law firm and expand a university-based legal clinic. The goal of the "green litigation" is to help ordinary citizens force polluting factories and mines and unresponsive local officials to follow the law.

Here’s the news release: http://www.vermontlaw.edu/News_and_Events/Press_Releases/VLS_Helps_Start_Chinas_First_Public_Interest_Environmental_Law_Firm.htm

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