Earthrise attorney Kevin Cassidy Receives Cape Cod Bay Life Preserver Award

Earthrise attorney Kevin Cassidy was awarded the Cape Cod Bay Life Preserver Award for 2016 by the Jones River Watershed Association (JRWA). JRWA Executive Director Pine duBois said Cassidy was being recognized for his work on the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant trial in August 2016, which challenged a permit from the Town of Plymouth, MA given to Entergy Corporation authorizing the long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel at the Pilgrim plant located on the shores of Cape Cod Bay. 

Professor Dan Rohlf

Bloomberg Law talks with Professor Dan Rohlf about climate change and threatened animals

Professor Dan Rohlf discusses a recent appeals court decision which allows animals to be considered “threatened” based on climate change models. He speaks with Bloomberg Law hosts June Grasso and Michael Best on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.”

Earthrise Concludes First Trial as Lead Counsel

Earthrise concluded a six-day trial in Massachusetts Land Court in August, on the issue of whether a new long-term nuclear waste storage facility at the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant in Plymouth, Massachusetts required special authorization from the Plymouth Zoning Board.

Superfund Aerial Deposit Ruling: Did Court Get it Right?

A ruling that cleared a Canadian smelter of Superfund liability for aerial emissions has sparked criticism and accolades in the legal community. Professor Craig Johnston spoke to Bloomberg BNA on what this could mean for hazardous waste law.

Earthrise Helps Reach Settlement Against One of the Largest Midwest Coal Power Producers

Earthrise Law Center has helped reach a settlement a Clean Air Act citizen suit brought against three aging coal-fired power plants in the St. Louis area owned by Ameren Missouri, one of the Midwest’s largest public utilities.

Proposed Methanol Pipeline Disrespects the Dead

Press release from Earthrise client regarding proposed methanol pipeline that would cut through a pioneer cemetery in Kelso, Washington.

NEDC files petition to redesignate Lakeview as Nonattainment

Lakeview’s persistent violations of federal particulate matter standards endangers public health and the environment.
From left to right: Robert Bailey, Linda Peters, Aubrey Baldwin, John Krallman, Mary Peveto, John...

Earthrise Clients and Intel reach agreement on Clean Air Act Violation

Earthrise clients Neighbors for Clean Air (“NCA”) and Northwest Environmental Defense Center (“NEDC”) have reached an agreement with Intel to resolve claims the company failed to obtain the proper air emissions permit for its new D1X expansion, currently under construction in Hillsboro.
Aubrey Baldwin

Earthrise’s Clients Hold Intel Accountable

10/29/13 - Earthrise attorney Prof. Aubrey Baldwin is quoted in The Oregonian’s ongoing coverage of concerns over Intel’s air emissions.

Neighbors for Clean Air Uncovers Flawed Permit

10/18/13 - Earthrise client Neighbors for Clean Air, and NCA staff attorney John Krallman ‘11 (Earthrise alum), are featured in this article about Oregon DEQ’s failure to issue a proper permit to an industrial source of air pollution.
Interstate Bridge in 1917

CRC Contradictions in the News

10/17/13 - Earthrise Managing Attorney Tom Buchele is quoted in a Willamette Week article about the latest on the proposed Columbia River Crossing.

Rising Issues #4 Summer 2013

8/23/13 - Read the summer edition of our newsletter, Rising Issues, featuring our latest achievements, our summer externs, staff transitions at Earthrise, and more!

Oregonians Speak Out Against Coal Exports

7/10/13 - Oregonians spoke out against coal at yesterday’s hearing on a proposal to export coal through the Columbia River Gorge to Asia. Earthrise represents local and national conservation groups in their effort to ensure that the Oregon DEQ does not issue an illegal air pollution permit.
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Montana Coal Plant Facing Air Pollution Violation Charges

3/8/13 - Earthrise attorneys are co-counsel on a case filed in federal court against one of the largest and most polluting coal plants in the nation, Colstrip Generating Facility located in Montana, owned by several high-profile energy companies. Read the press release.

Earthrise Alum Leads Charge Against Pipelines

11/14/12 - Earthrise alum Lori Ann Burd ’09 spoke on behalf of the National Wildlife Federation on two panels at a recent American Bar Association meeting of the Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources.

Neighbors Urge Daimler to Clean Up Air Pollution

11/8/12 - At a public meeting last night, neighbors pressed the DEQ to require Daimler to clean up its air pollution problems in North Portland. Earthrise represents Neighbors for Clean Air in this matter. Attorney Aubrey Baldwin described the meeting as “heartwrenching and inspiring.”

PEAC’s Clients Litigate the CRC

7/5/12 - PEAC filed a complaint Monday against the Columbia River Crossing, on behalf of three conservation groups alleging inadequate study of health and environmental impacts.

Columbia River Crossing is a boondoggle taxpayers don’t deserve

6/21/12 - Read PEAC professor Tom Buchele’s op-ed in today’s Oregonian.
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Earthrise/PEAC Summer 2012 Newsletter

5/31/12 - Read up on the latest at Earthrise (formerly PEAC), including the Oregon temperature water quality standards victory, clinical experiences of our students, and collaboration with India.

PEAC’s Clients File Notice of Intent to Sue Columbia River Crossing Project

4/26/12 - On behalf of clients, PEAC has filed a 60-day notice of intent to file suit against the Columbia River Crossing project.

Buchele’s Letter for Clients on CRC Grabs Press Attention

3/23/12 - “Law professor challenges legality of CRC”: article in The Columbianfeaturing PEAC attorney Tom Buchele.

PEAC Featured in Articles on ESCO and CRC

3/19/12 - Two articles published in The Oregonian on Saturday featured PEAC: one on the ESCO Good Neighbor Agreement and the other on the Columbia River Crossing.

Portland Environmentalists and the Columbia River Crossing

3/8/12 - PEAC attorney Tom Buchele is quoted in this article on the Columbia River Crossing from ClimateWire: “How a bridge divides the environmentally conscious in Portland, Ore.”

Proposed Downsizing of CRC Not Necessarily Good News for the Environment

2/6/12 - A proposed downsizing of the Columbia River Crossing project is not necessarily good for the environment and should be subject to environmental review and public comment.

Foundry Neighbors Make Good, Agree on Air Toxics Reductions

Deal avoids litigation over ESCO emissions but exposes concern about statewide air quality regulation: from The Lund Report: Unlocking Oregon’s Healthcare System.

PEAC and Allies Win Good Neighbor Agreement with ESCO

After years of negotiation, PEAC has helped community activists in Northwest Portland to win a Good Neighbor Agreement with steel foundry company ESCO to reduce pollution by an estimated 20%.

PEAC Fall 2011 Newsletter

Topics include the Boardman settlement, PEAC’s new class, California condors, and the CRC.

Law clinic wins monumental victory for Oregon

A law school clinic helps Oregon win its independence from in-state coal power.

Earthrise Featured in Land Use Prof Blog

“Lewis & Clark Wins Big Victory Against Coal” from Land Use Prof Blog.

Local View: Case for new I-5 Bridge built upon faulty data

PEAC attorney Tom Buchele writes on the problems with the Columbia River Crossing’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Oregon is the first state in the nation to declare its independence from in-state coal power

Conservation groups, represented by PEAC, and Portland General Electric (PGE) announced an agreement that establishes a $2.5 million fund for environmental restoration and job-creating clean energy projects.

New EPA Proposal for Controlling Air Pollution from Power Plants Would Require PGE Boardman to Clean Up its Toxic Air Pollution by 2015

New EPA Proposal for Controlling Air Pollution from Power Plants Would Require PGE Boardman to Clean Up its Toxic Air Pollution by 2015

PEAC’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment in PGE Boardman Case

PEAC asked a federal court to rule that Portland General Electric (PGE) has been violating federal law for years by emitting pollution from its Boardman coal-fired power plant.

Portland General Electric (PGE) Violating Federal Clean Air Standards

US Environmental Protection Agency Says PGE Must Clean Up Dirty Boardman Coal-fired Power Plant.
PGE Boardman

PEAC Spring 2010 Newsletter

Our Spring newsletter is here. Read on…

PGE’s Boardman Proposal Falls Short

Read on to see why this proposal falls short–even by PGE’s own internal analysis

Concerns About Proposed Natural Gas Terminal’s Effects on Salmon

From the Columbia Basin Bulletin, January 29, 2010.