Video: Leading Voices Speaker Argues for Carbon Tax



Environmental tax expert and Vermont Law School (VLS) Professor Janet Milne visited campus last week as a speaker in the “Leading Voices in Energy, Sustainability, and Security” series.

“I think Dartmouth has a tremendous amount to offer,” says Milne. “From what I’ve seen, the environmental studies department at the undergraduate level does a fantastic job of bringing together different disciplines and approaching the issues.”

Milne has taught at VLS since 1995. She created the Environmental Tax Policy Institute at VLS in 2000, and serves as a member of the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Environmental Taxes Committee. A graduate of Williams College and Georgetown University Law Center, Milne has worked as an attorney for The Washington Post, as a legislative assistant to a U.S. senator, and as associate director of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Milne served as special counsel to the Geisel School of Medicine from 1994 to 1999.

The “Leading Voices” series started in 2011. The first series, “Leading Voices in Politics and Policy,” brought national political figures, presidential candidates, and policymakers to campus. Last summer’s “Leading Voices in U.S. Foreign Policy” included talks with a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a former Defense Department official, and a retired Navy admiral. The “Leading Voices in Higher Education” series, part of the strategic planning process, featured visits from prominent figures in higher education and concluded this spring.

Keith Chapman