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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.
Learn about NEDC’s Supreme Court Case
Working to manage floodplain development in Oregon to protect salmon and make our communities more resilient in the face of increasing threats from extreme weather events.
NEDC’s Executive Director Mark Riskedahl was recently invited to provide testimony about air toxics regulatory oversight
NEDC’s advocacy for mercury control technology at Oregon’s only coal-fired power plant has additional side-benefit of dramatically reducing other pollutants as well
Here is a quick summary of some of the things we’ve achieved over the past five years, by the numbers.
Reducing polluted runoff from industrial facilities continues to be one of NEDC’s highest priorities.