Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ron Shems, LNG legal counsel accepts government post.

Normally I save ILQW posts for really "wild" things, but this seems the best way to get this information to those who care.

Ron Shems who has been a key legal figure in the battle against LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay, has taken on a new and exciting post. I'm sure everyone will miss him in our battles here. Congratulations Ron!

Gov. Shumlin Taps VLS for Another Top Government Post 
February 16, 2011
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For the third time since taking office, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has
appointed a Vermont Law School faculty or staff member to a top post in
his administration. Ron Shems '85, consulting and supervising attorney for
the VLS Land Use Clinic, was named Monday as chairman of the Vermont
Natural Resources Board. Shumlin also recently appointed David Mears '91,
who was director of VLS's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic,
as commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation,
and Patrick Berry, who was VLS's director of Governmental Affairs and
Environmental Advancement, as commissioner of Vermont's Fish & Wildlife
Department. Read more about Shem's appointment.

Gov. Peter Shumlin appoints Shems to Natural Resources Board Feb. 14, 2011

MONTPELIER - Ronald Shems, an attorney specializing in environmental and
energy law, has been tapped to chair the Natural Resources Board. Shems is
currently a partner in the Burlington firm Shems Dunkiel Raubvogel &

"When I was looking for a new chair of the Natural Resources Board I was
looking for a person who has the skills, the background and the experience
to transform the board into an agency that works closely with the Agency
of Natural Resources to ensure that we can grow jobs in Vermont while
maintaining our commitment to our environmental values," Gov. Peter
Shumlin said, in announcing the appointment.

"Ron Shems is the perfect person to do this job," the Governor added. "He
can get tough things done."

Shems co-founded the law firm in 2001. Prior to that, he worked for 15
years at the Vermont Attorney General's Office, where he split his time
between special assignments managing complex constitutional and regulatory
cases, and as the Environmental Unit's senior Assistant Attorney General.

"We are excited to have Ron join the Governor's environmental team," said
Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz. "We look forward to
working closely with Ron and the staff at the Natural Resources Board to
keep Vermont a great place to live, work and start a business."

The Natural Resources Board is a nine-member group that is divided into
two panels, the Land Use Panel and the Water Resources Panel. The Land Use
Panel oversees the activities of the District Environmental Commissions,
provides administrative support and enforcement of Act 250 permits, and
conducts rulemaking related to the Act 250 program. The Water Resources
Panel is responsible for the management and protection of Vermont's water
resources, including significant wetlands.

Shems received a BA from Clark University in 1981, and a JD and Masters in
Environmental Law in 1985 from Vermont Law School.

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