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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.
Save the Date! Oct. 2-4th, 2015: You are invited to join NEDC for our annual retreat at Westwind, a beautiful lodge on the rugged Oregon Coast. The weekend will feature presentations and panels on regional environmental issues, delicious meals, hiking, yoga, music, a talent show, a bonfire and more!
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
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.
Lakeview’s persistent violations of federal particulate matter standards endangers public health and the environment.