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  • Earthrise concluded a six-day trial in Massachusetts Land Court in August, on the issue of whether a new long-term nuclear waste storage facility at the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant in Plymouth, Massachusetts required special authorization from the Plymouth Zoning Board.

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    Tackling the causes and impacts of global warming

    Climate change, driven by diverse and disparate sources, poses an enormous threat to ecosystems worldwide. Rather than waiting for federal regulation and global consensus, Earthrise Law Center has taken the lead addressing the causes and impacts of global warming by creatively using legal tools that are already available. For example, using the Clean Air Act, Earthrise secured the closure of the only coal-fired power plant in Oregon, eliminating the largest source of carbon emissions in the state.

    Similarly, Earthrise is spearheading citizen involvement in transportation choices throughout the Northwest to ensure that road and bridge construction is done wisely, so as not to promote more cars and trucks or spur more urban sprawl. Because of the success of our regional work, we are now expanding our climate change efforts to address sources of greenhouse gases across the country.


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