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The Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School develops smart and comprehensive strategies to transition to a 100% renewable energy system. 

Our policy programs and projects promote renewable energy development, and our Charged Debate blog explores current energy policy issues. 

 

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    From withdrawing from the Paris climate accord and slashing the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, to threats to reverse the national monument status for certain public lands, Trump’s presidency foreshadows drastic changes in the role of the federal government in addressing pressing environmental challenges. Lewis & Clark Law School’s “Environmental Law Under Trump” symposium on April 6 brought together academics, practitioners, concerned citizens, and students to discuss the impact of the administration on laws related to public lands, pollution, climate and air quality, and biodiversity.
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    Please join the Green Energy Institute at Vestas corporate office on Wednesday, May 30, for a lively discussion of ethical obligation and accountability under the Trump Administration. This CLE seminar will explore the actions of President Trump’s environmental, energy, and natural resources agency appointees and ask ethics experts to weigh in on whether the actions of these agency leaders would violate Oregon’s ethics rules.
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    The law school’s Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law Program is now accepting applications from Lewis & Clark JD students who will be graduating in May of 2018 for one to two Green Energy Institute (GEI) Fellow positions to begin in the summer or fall of 2018.  The one-year fellowships provide a tuition-free LLM degree offered pursuant to Lewis & Clark’s joint JD/LLM degree program.
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    Tuesday, April 3rd was Lewis & Clark’s day of giving. Across the three campuses–undergraduate, graduate, and law–we aimed to secure 1,867 contributions in order to unlock a $150,000 matching donation from the Board of Trustees. At the law campus, we were striving for at least 150 contributions to unlock a $1,500 matching donation from Law School Dean, Jennifer Johnson.

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    Licia Sahagun, GEI’s incoming Deputy Director, brings a decade of non-profit experience ranging from AmeriCorps volunteer and Program Manager to Executive Director and Board Chair. She has been working with GEI part-time since August 2017, helping to organize and implement the Re-Energizing the West conference in October and came on full-time as Deputy Director in March. Feel free to reach Licia at lsahagun@lclark.edu.

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