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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Before attending Lewis & Clark, Nicole Cordan ’95 was a policy analyst with the Center for Clean Air Policy in Washington, D.C., where she testified before Congress and drafted Clean Air Act amendments, key sections of which were passed into law.  Following graduation she was instrumental in launching Lewis & Clark’s environmental litigation clinic, the Pacific Advocacy Center (Now called Earthrise), spending two years raising funds and serving as PEAC’s first staff attorney.  Nicole spent several years as regional director and organizer for the National Wildlife Federation and then as the policy and legal director for Save our Wild Salmon, where she has dedicated herself to protecting and restoring salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake River Basin.  Nicole is now the Project Director for the America’s Wilderness project at Pew Charitable Trust.