History & Purpose
NEDC was established by a group of professors, law students and attorney alumni at Lewis and Clark Law School in 1969. NEDC is an independent non-profit organization working to protect the environment and natural resources of the Pacific Northwest.
NEDC is hosting Pedal Pursuit on April 4, 2015! Visit the website
Watch this video to learn about the work of NEDC from the perspective of the staff and volunteers
Learn about NEDC’s Supreme Court Case
The Environmental Law symposium at Lewis & Clark on April 10, 2015 will focus on Developments in the Public Trust Doctrine. Registration is open. Students are free but please register. Reception to follow.
NEDC and Columbia Riverkeeper submitted comments to the Port of Kalama analyzing the scope of environmental impacts the Port should consider when assessing Northwest Innovation Works’ proposed methanol export facility.
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.
NEDC teamed up with Northwest Environmental Advocates and Columbia Riverkeeper to ask the court to overturn a water pollution permit that harms Columbia River salmon and threatens water quality.
NEDC along with various other environmental groups filed a petition for reconsideration asking DEQ to reconsider its decision to authorize an air permit for a major crude oil transloading facility on the Columbia River.