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  • Peace exhibit
    An exhibit memorializing Oregon soldiers and contractors killed in the Iraq War, on display at Lewis & Clark on March 3, 2008 underscores the human and economic costs of the war to Oregon.
  • Student creates artisan collective for India’s City of Widows
    With support from a prestigious grant program, Katie Walter ’09 will devote her summer to promoting peace in a small community in India.



  • Inauguration Day Teach-In January 2017
    September 14
  • January 28
    Here is a quick summary of some of the things we’ve achieved over the past five years, by the numbers.
  • Mary Peveto
    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. PEAC 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.’
  • TONIGHT: Kate Mills, high school counselor
    March 29
    Alumni Career Corps volunteer Kate Mills visits campus tonight from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
  • October 26
    Health is an issue that impacts us all, yet many struggle to receive adequate health care. In hopes of better understanding these inequities, the 15th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies—titled Bitter Pills: Race, Health, and Medicine—focuses on the racialized dimensions of health, highlighting the voices of communities of color. Running November 7 through November 9, the symposium is free and open to the public.
  • “They took a beautiful river and buried it in concrete.”
    July 26
    PEAC filed a complaint on July 19th in the Central District of Illinois alleging long-term and serious Clean Water Act violations.
  • April 26
    On behalf of clients, PEAC has filed a 60-day notice of intent to file suit against the Columbia River Crossing project.
  • April 19
    The Mountaineers Foundation has awarded PEAC a $4,000 grant for its Oregon Waters and Oregon Lands projects.
  • March 19
    Two articles published in The Oregonian on Saturday featured PEAC: one on the ESCO Good Neighbor Agreement and the other on the Columbia River Crossing.
  • PEAC Defends CPO from SLAPP Suit
    January 25
    PEAC attorney Dan Rohlf is defending the Mt. Hood Corridor community planning organization (CPO) against a federal lawsuit filed by a developer that could stifle public participation in local land use decisions.
  • Foundry Neighbors Make Good, Agree on Air Toxics Reductions
    December 9
    Deal avoids litigation over ESCO emissions but exposes concern about statewide air quality regulation: from The Lund Report: Unlocking Oregon’s Healthcare System.
  • November 29
    After years of negotiation, PEAC has helped community activists in Northwest Portland to win a Good Neighbor Agreement with steel foundry company ESCO to reduce pollution by an estimated 20%.
  • PEAC Fall 2011 Newsletter
    October 27
    Topics include the Boardman settlement, PEAC’s new class, California condors, and the CRC.
  • Local View: Case for new I-5 Bridge built upon faulty data
    August 10
    PEAC attorney Tom Buchele writes on the problems with the Columbia River Crossing’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
  • July 19
    Conservation groups, represented by PEAC, and Portland General Electric (PGE) announced an agreement that establishes a $2.5 million fund for environmental restoration and job-creating clean energy projects.
  • Ballast Water Discharge
    March 8
    Invasive Species Settlement: New Ballast Water Permit Should Help Protect American Coasts, Lakes and Rivers
  • Willamette River at Molalla SP
    March 3
    For a compelling glimpse into PEAC’s work to protect the Willamette watershed, read Steve Duin’s astute column on the Oregon DEQ’s failure to properly regulate Grabhorn Landfill.
  • PEAC Awarded $45,000 Grant by the Bullitt Foundation
    February 22
    PEAC receives a $45,000 grant through the Bullitt Foundation’s Urban Ecology and Ecosystem Services program.
  • January 20
    PEAC files lawsuit under the Clean Water Act to protect the Flambeau River from toxic mine discharge.
  • November 2
    PEAC requested documents used by economist’s study of the proposed mega-bridge.
  • October 6
    US Environmental Protection Agency Says PGE Must Clean Up Dirty Boardman Coal-fired Power Plant.
  • Professor Dan Rohlf, clinical director of the Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center
    Professor challenges federal endangered species protection in Gulf
    July 6
    Law professor Dan Rohlf commented in The New York Times on the failure of federal wildlife agencies to accurately estimate the impact of Gulf drilling on endangered species.
  • PGE Boardman
    PEAC Spring 2010 Newsletter
    April 16
    Our Spring newsletter is here. Read on…
  • February 24
    Read on to see why this proposal falls short–even by PGE’s own internal analysis
  • September 8
    The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.
  • September 6
    For those who want to make a difference through a career related to public service.
  • October 26
    The 15th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies—titled Bitter Pills: Race, Health, and Medicine—focuses on the racialized dimensions of health, highlighting the voices of communities of color. 
  • December 12
    The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty.
  • December 11
    The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in all aspects of the public affairs arena.
  • October 23
    Humanity in Action brings a cohort of young people for a summer institute to study human rights.
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