Purpose and History
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. More about NEDC.
- 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
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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.
Lakeview’s persistent violations of federal particulate matter standards endangers public health and the environment.
Oregon fails to protect citizens from air pollution and other risks tied to rail shipments of volatile Bakken crude
NEDC, along with other environmental groups, filed a lawsuit alleging that Cascade Kelly Holdings LLC dba Global Partners violated the Clean Air Act by constructing a crude oil transloading facility without the necessary permit.