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    April 20
    The application period is now open for the 2016-2017 Earthrise Law Center Clinic, but be aware of a new deadline. Learn more and download the application form.
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    January 28
    Here is a quick summary of some of the things we’ve achieved over the past five years, by the numbers.
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    January 15
    Reducing polluted runoff from industrial facilities continues to be one of NEDC’s highest priorities.
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    January 7
    Liz Mering, a 3L student, shares her reflections.
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    May 29

    On May 29th, Federal District Court Magistrate Judge Clarke issued an opinion, finding that, as a matter of law, a Jackson County Ordinance that prohibits the growing of genetically modified (“GE”) crops in that County was legal under Oregon law.

  • April 27
    Earthrise filed suit on Friday, April 20th to fight to strengthen water quality criteria in Oregon for aluminum, ammonia, cadmium and copper.
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    July 29

    Lily Clarke BA ’15 grew up in the tiny town of Condon, Montana—population: 343. She’s now a Fulbright fellow studying ethnomycology in Nepal, pairing her interest in ecology with her passion for giving back to the communities in which she works. Clarke shared her inspirational story with the Missoulian newspaper earlier this month.

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    June 15

    A team of five Lewis & Clark students have qualified for the final rounds of the 2016 Cleantech Challenge. The competition, held at Portland State University, invites student entrepreneurs to showcase their inventions and compete for a $10,000 grand prize.

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    February 6
    Earthrise clients granted motion to intervene in Jackson County’s genetically engineered crop ban.
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    February 3
    Earthrise’s client, the National Park Conservation Association, has put out a great new video about the threat of waste from a hog farm near the Buffalo River and the reasons we are fighting with our clients to protect this national treasure. Please take a couple minutes to check it out!
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    September 15
    Lakeview’s persistent violations of federal particulate matter standards endangers public health and the environment.
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    September 5
    Preparing tomorrow’s advocates to defend our natural heritage
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    September 4
    Preparing tomorrow’s advocates to defend our natural heritage
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    September 4
    Cleaning up and cooling down waterways
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    September 4
    Preserving our natural heritage
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    September 4
    Tackling global warming and fighting for clean air
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    September 4
    Protecting and restoring wildlife and habitat
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    September 4
    Cleaning up and cooling down waterways
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    September 4
    Preserving our natural heritage
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    September 4
    Protecting and restoring wildlife and habitat
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    September 4
    Tackling the causes and impacts of global warming
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    Air
    September 4
    Fighting for clean air
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    September 12
    David is the Founder, CEO and President of The Meriwether Group, Inc. and Meriwether Capital Partners, LLC – firms that specialize in strategic business acceleration and venture funding. Prior to founding The Meriwether Group, David was the Director of Licensing and Business Development for Adidas America. David also served for several years as Corporate Counsel for adidas. David’s professional background and deep commitment to the natural environment will help Earthrise set the standard for environmental clinic performance.
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    September 9
    Mary is the founder of Neighbors for Clean Air. She worked as a marketing communication specialist in the athletic industry until she chose to stay home and raise her children. When she learned of a national study indicating that her daughters’ school was in the top 2% of schools with the nation’s worst air quality, she became an industrial air toxins activist and a tireless advocate for clean air. Earthrise has supported Neighbors for Clean Air on the issue of ESCO Corporation’s Title V air permit renewal. As Mary says, ‘Citizens now have a stronger voice that gives us the power to exercise our rights in the regulatory process and to air our concerns in an informed and effective way.’
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    July 21
    The Portland City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Thursday that prohibits plastic shopping bags at checkstands of major grocers and certain big-box stores. The new rules, designed to curb pollution, take effect Oct. 15. The linked video features L&C’s very own Tara Gallagher! Thanks for all your work on this, Tara!
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    March 28

    The most recent issue of The New Yorker features an essay by Associate Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi. The piece tells the story of a Moroccan organization’s promising new technology: CloudFisher, a system that harvests water from fog.

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    February 23

    Meg is a public interest environmental lawyer with over 30 years experience. She worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as a Staff Attorney at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority on the Boston Harbor cleanup.  She is a graduate of Colgate University and Boston College Law School.

    She is a native of Plymouth, Massachusetts and has served on the boards of several environmental organizations including the Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Massachusetts, the Jones River Watershed Association and The Nature Conservancy/Massachusetts Chapter.

    She co-founded several campaigns, including the Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts, the Taunton River Campaign and Cape Cod Bay Watch.  She has worked on land protection and advocacy representing a wide range of citizen groups throughout the U.S.  Recognition for her work includes the Briggs Leadership Award from the Wildlands Trust and the John O’Connor Grassroots Leadership Award from Clean Water Action. She enjoys rowing, hiking, knitting and spending time with her family.

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    March 17

    Daniel Mensher currently practices Complex and Environmental Litigation at Keller Rohrback in Seattle, Washington. Before joining the firm, Dan was a Clinical Professor and Staff Attorney at Earthrise Law Center. He has litigated water and waste cases across the country and is experienced in administrative rulemaking processes. He has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rick Haselton of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Dan is a graduate of Wesleyan University with a B.A. in History, as well as holding an M.S. in Geography from University of Wisconsin. He graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School, receiving his J.D., with an Environmental Law Certificate, in 2007. He is an Executive Board Member for the Oregon State Bar Environmental and Natural Resources Committee as well as a Board Member for Northwest Environmental Defense Center.

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    December 11
    Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality rejected a petition submitted on behalf of tens of thousands of Oregonians asking the agency to protect Oregon’s air from harmful new oil terminal pollution by requiring Global Partners to obtain a more protective air pollution permit.
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    August 22
    Oregon fails to protect citizens from air pollution and other risks tied to rail shipments of volatile Bakken crude

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    Many thanks to Cassie Cohen of Groundwork Portland and Jenn Bildersee of the Portland Brownfields Program for joining us for an educational lunch covering the history of brownfields, brownfields and environmental justice issues in Portland, and local, regional, and national resources. 
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    A day of awareness and celebration of real, locally-sourced, sustainable and safe food on October 24, 2011. 
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    These photos are from our own Torie Jarvis, co-MTR project leader. Email Torie or Mackenzie to get involved in EJA’s work on MTR issues. 
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    For Professor of Economics and Focus the Nation Project Director Eban Goodstein, the chilly banks of the Willamette River are just another stop on the path to the elimination of global warming.
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    In March, senior Brendan Larsen, senior Alec Kerins, and Assistant Professor of Biology Greta Binford spent their spring break bringing lab research and global engagement together in Puerto Plata, a region in the Dominican Republic.
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    Students in ENVS 320, Environmental Solutions, take a trip to the Columbia Slough.
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