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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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    September 15
    Lakeview’s persistent violations of federal particulate matter standards endangers public health and the environment.
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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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    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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    June 6
    Reducing polluted runoff from industrial facilities continues to be one of NEDC’s highest priorities. NEDC has been busy reviewing industrial permit renewal requests and we have seen a disturbing trend as of late.
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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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    August 22
    Judge’s ruling on standing prevents spent nuclear fuel from endangering community
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    August 8
    Earthrise Director Craig Johnston recently spoke on Oregon Public Broadcasting about the historic victory against the Army Corps of Engineers regarding oil pollution from Pacific Northwest dams.
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    June 5
    What does NEDC contribute to public interest environmental law? How does NEDC benefit the community of the Pacific Northwest? This article gives a quick and dirty break down of NEDC’s impact over the past three years, by the numbers.
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    May 29
    Earthrise clients Neighbors for Clean Air (NCA) and Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC) have reached an agreement with Intel to resolve claims the company failed to obtain the proper air emissions permit for its new D1X expansion, currently under construction in Hillsboro.
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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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    June 6
    Don’t have time to hike all the way from Mexico to Canada on the PNT? Take a look at what Backpacker.com scouts called its “finest 2-week stretch”.
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    September 13
    Dave is the Advisory Council Chair. He lives with his wife, Anne, and their two sons in Portland, where he has lived since 1983. He recently retired after working for NIKE for 21 years, lastly as Director of Footwear Product Testing. His favorite activities are camping and hiking in the National Parks of the West, running (especially trail running), biking (especially bike commuting), and youth coaching. Dave brings to the Earthrise Advisory Council his passion for coaching, leadership, and building high performing teams.
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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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    September 8
    Meg is a public interest environmental lawyer based in Massachusetts. For almost 30 years she has worked on campaigns and litigation relating to water, air, bioenergy, climate, Superfund, wetlands, and nuclear power. She is president of the Project for Energy Accountability and director of EcoLaw. Meg has served on numerous boards, including The Nature Conservancy/Massachusetts Chapter, Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Massachusetts, and the Jones River Watershed Association. She has provided leadership on several campaigns and helped found environmental groups, including the Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts, Taunton River Campaign, Stop Spewing Carbon Campaign, Cape Cod Bay Watch, and Concerned Neighbors of Pilgrim. Recognition for her work has included the Briggs Leadership Award from the Wildlands Trust and the John O’Connor Grassroots Leadership Award from Clean Water Action. Meg lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys spending time with her three children, rowing, and knitting.
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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 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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