Chris Kilian

Vice President and Director, Clean Water & Healthy Forests | Director, CLF Vermont CLF Vermont @ChrisKilianVT

Christopher Kilian is Vice President and Director of CLF Vermont. He is also the Director of Clean Water and Healthy Forests. Prior to his work at CLF, Chris spent eight years with the Vermont Natural Resources Council. In 1998, Chris received the Charlie Shaw Conservation Partnership Award from the National Wildlife Federation. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Rochester and his law degree and Masters in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, cum laude. Chris’ admissions include: State of Vermont, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Federal District Court for the District of Vermont.


Recent Posts

A Rallying Cry for Clean Water
When I was six years old, my dad took me to one of his favorite childhood fishing spots, a trout stream not far from our upstate New York home. When we arrived, however, we didn’t find waters rich with trout, but the stream running bright red – like a river of blood. The river had become…
A Message to Governor-Elect Scott: Clean Water and a Resilient Climate for All Vermonters
While much attention has been focused on the impending leadership change in Washington, two New England states – Vermont and New Hampshire – will inaugurate new governors in January. Here in Vermont, we are looking forward to working with Governor-elect Scott, as we have with Vermont’s governors – both Republican and Democrat – throughout our 50-year history.…
Our 30-Year Fight to Clean Up Boston’s Harbor of Shame
As a young environmental law student at Vermont Law School in the late 1980s, I learned of the effort to clean up Boston Harbor – then regarded as one of the filthiest waterways in America.  Labeled the “Harbor of Shame” by the Boston media, the Harbor was avoided by the city and still used as…
New Study Links Toxin in Blue-Green Algae to Neurological Disease
The serious health consequences of cyanobacteria – more commonly known as blue-green algae – have been recognized by health professionals for years. A study released Wednesday by the Royal Society of London is now linking exposure to blue-green algae outbreaks with deadly neurological diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. This breakthrough animal…
Governor Shumlin Signs Landmark Clean Water Bill in Vermont
Today Governor Peter Shumlin signed legislation known as H.35, which takes significant first steps toward cleaning up the devastating pollution that plagues Vermont’s waterways. CLF has pushed for years for government action to clean up Lake Champlain and other waterways in the state, and I was pleased to stand beside Governor Shumlin today as he…

 

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