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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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    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
    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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    May 10
    Earthrise Law Center is excited to introduce the six law clerks that will be working at the Earthrise offices in Portland and in San Francisco this summer.
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    May 9
    Read about Earthrise’s success protecting salmon from lethally hot temperatures in Oregon, our brief to the US Supreme Court regarding Waters of the United States, our legal fellow Ryan Shannon landing a job at Center for Biological Diversity and watch our new video on Zombie Permits, and getting a Forest Service fire break project dropped in southern California.
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    February 28

    It’s time to apply to be a part of the Earthrise Clinic for the 2017-18 School Year! Deadline is March 24th. 

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    May 5
    Yesterday, Earthrise and salmon won a hard fought battle when Judge Michael Simon rules the Salmon Biological Opinion utilized to operate the hydropower system on the Columbia and Snake Rivers was illegal.
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    March 17
    Read about our case to protect California Condors from Lead Ammunition, Dan Rohlf’s successful defense against a SLAPP Suit on Mt. Hood and Snow Basin Timber Sale was cancelled!
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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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    November 30
    Read about our exciting win against EPA regarding Ballast Water; Earthrise wins precedent setting case in Jackson County against GE Crops; Staff Growth; Save the Date for the 20 Year Anniversary Party; Year End Giving!
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    August 3
    Read about our victories in the Snow Basin Timber Sale and Buffalo River cases.
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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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    March 17

    Alison Johnston Rue was the CEO and cofounder of InstaEDU, the largest marketplace for online tutoring, which was acquired by Chegg for $30 million in June 2014. Today, Alison is the Director of Marketing for Learning Services at Chegg. Prior to cofounding InstaEDU, she was an early team member at Box, Aardvark (acquired by Google), and Nextdoor. She also cofounded in-home tutoring company, Cardinal Scholars, which sold to CourseHero in 2012. In 2014, Alison was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Education. Alison is looking forward to helping Earthrise with business operations and marketing.

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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 7
    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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    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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    July 26
    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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    July 17
    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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    July 5
    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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    July 5
    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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