We wouldn’t be here without the support of people like you!
Please make a donation by following the link below so we can continue to protect the environment. Despite the difficult times, Earthrise continues to fight for the environment and our clients. Here are just some of our achievements from this past year:
- Achieved a precedent-setting ruling in Oregon that will require EPA to make changes that impact Oregon’s over-heated rivers in order to protect imperiled and iconic cold-water fish like salmon.
- Filed a complaint to reverse the Pruitt EPA’s 11th hour unlawful decision to postpone implementation of Massachusetts’ general permit governing municipal stormwater discharges, which is already years overdue.
- Submitted an objection to a U.S. Forest Service decision that would facilitate Navy jet electronic warfare training over areas of Olympic National Park.
- Filed two new Freedom of Information Act cases against government agencies to gain access to unlawfully withheld public records.
- Obtained three significant victories on motions filed in our lawsuit against EPA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for their failure to protect Washington’s coast from nonpoint source pollution.
- After prevailing in a CWA lawsuit to stop decades of dumping of waste concrete along the Green River in Illinois, we went to trial to obtain an appropriate remedy to ensure cleanup at the site.
- Went to trial in Massachusetts to protect a century-old 100-acre public forest from the Town of Plymouth’s decision to open it up to sand and gravel mining.
- Challenged Oregon’s Industrial Stormwater permit as being too lenient and allowing too many toxic pollutants into Oregon’s waters.
- Filed a complaint to challenge a federal loan guarantee to a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation on the eastern shore of Maryland that threatens water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
- Successfully settled a CWA lawsuit in Kansas City, Missouri, bringing the polluter into compliance and securing $100,000 in funding for regional water quality projects.
- Filed suit against Cooke Aquaculture related to the near-complete structural failure of its net pen facility, which released approximately 160,000 farmed Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound, among other pollutants.
- Filed suit against the state of Oregon for its chronic and systemic failure to update CWA discharge permits, which has resulted in the second-largest backlog of “zombie” permits in the country.
- Submitted an extensive objection to the Forest Service’s draft decision to permit exploratory drilling (for the third time) near Mt. St. Helens National Monument.
- Sent a 60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue the City of Medford, Oregon under the CWA for violations of the discharge permit issued to the City’s wastewater treatment plant on the Rogue River.
- Initiated an administrative review proceeding regarding a permit issued by Arizona to Resolution Copper Mining LLC, for discharges from what will be North America’s largest copper mine.
Your support will allow us to continue to take on these kinds of cases, achieve great results for the environment, and provide excellent learning opportunities for students, so that they too can join the fight when they graduate.
Please make a tax-deductible donation to Earthrise by clicking the button below. Even better, please consider becoming a monthly Earthrise donor to help level out our funding stream in these challenging times. Thank you.
Earthrise Law Center is a non-profit organization, operating under Lewis & Clark College’s tax exempt 501c3 status. For donation purposes, our EIN# is 93-0386858.