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    Preparing tomorrow’s advocates to defend our natural heritage
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    Preparing tomorrow’s advocates to defend our natural heritage
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    Cleaning up and cooling down waterways
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    Preserving our natural heritage
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    Tackling global warming and fighting for clean air
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    Protecting and restoring wildlife and habitat
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    Cleaning up and cooling down waterways
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    Preserving our natural heritage
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    Protecting and restoring wildlife and habitat
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    Tackling the causes and impacts of global warming
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    Air
    Fighting for clean air
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    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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    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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    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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    Joe is the President of CMH (Canadian Mountain Holidays), the world’s largest Heli-skiing and Heli-hiking company. Building from entrepreneurial roots, Joe has spent two decades shaping global business strategies for some of the world’s leading brands. He has played leadership roles at NIKE, adidas, and The North Face. He has also worked in private equity with various start-up companies. The sum of Joe’s diverse experiences has afforded him a 360-degree perspective on business, and more specifically, the challenges of brand development in an increasingly crowded and competitive world.
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    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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    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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    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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    9/7/12 - On Wednesday, PEAC filed a complaint on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club, and the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council demanding the US Forest Service use its authority to protect wildlife and humans from the dangers of lead ammunition in the Kaibab National Forest in northern Arizona.
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    PEAC filed a complaint on July 19th in the Central District of Illinois alleging long-term and serious Clean Water Act violations.
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    7/17/12 - Liv Brumfield, one of PEAC’s five summer externs, writes about her experience supporting a team of attorneys in a week-long Clean Water Act trial in Wisconsin district court.
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    7/5/12 - PEAC filed a complaint Monday against the Columbia River Crossing, on behalf of three conservation groups alleging inadequate study of health and environmental impacts.
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    7/5/12 - A federal judge ruled in favor of PEAC and its client League of Wilderness Defenders/Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, halting the spraying of herbicides in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
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    7/2/2012 - On June 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to grant review of a Ninth Circuit decision regarding the Clean Water Act.
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    6/25/12 - Read about PEAC’s case in New Jersey, using the Clean Water Act to regulate sewage pollution and restore the New York-New Jersey Harbor and the rivers that flow into it.
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    6/21/12 - Read PEAC professor Tom Buchele’s op-ed in today’s Oregonian.
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    6/21/12 - Professor Dan Rohlf gave a spirited defense of the Endangered Species Act before the US House Committee on Natural Resources.
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    Spotlight on Environmental Law Professor and former PEAC professor, Melissa Powers, winner of the 2012 Levenson award for excellence in teaching.
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    Read up on the latest at PEAC, including the Oregon temperature water quality standards victory, clinical experiences of PEAC students, and collaboration with India.
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    The LA Times reports that environmental groups represented by PEAC have filed a 60-day notice letter asking Magic Mountain theme park in Valencia, CA, to stop discharging pollutants into the Santa Clara River.
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