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February 9th, 2019

  • 9:30am - 4:00pm: Tomorrow’s Energy System
    Tomorrow’s Energy System will discuss the hurdles preventing us from transitioning to a zero-carbon energy future and ways to overcome them. Join the Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School as we convene elected officials, renewable energy industry leaders, policy and advocacy experts, and regulators to explore solutions from a political, business, and policy perspective. Speakers will touch on opportunities at the federal, regional, and local levels, as we explore innovative changes in technology and economics that may transform the way we generate, transmit, and use energy.

October 23rd, 2018

  • 5:00pm: Oregon DEQ Hearing on EPA Rollbacks
    Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality is providing an opportunity for Oregonians to comment on the Trump administration’s environmental rollbacks. 

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to change standards for national automobile fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.

    Join progressive communities around the country in showing up and demonstrating that these rollbacks don’t represent our interests!

September 13th, 2018

August 14th, 2018

  • 6:00pm: Air Quality by Design
    Air Quality by Design: Effective Air Management is the second in a series of events intended to determine what the most effective ways to protect people from air quality issues are, and to advocate for those solutions on a local level. Oregon continues to rely heavily on older diesel engines despite their severe impacts on public health, and the legislature has not prioritized diesel clean-up policies. The purpose of this event is to learn what’s worked elsewhere, and how we can advocate for effective air management on a local level. Research will be presented by the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University and Multnomah County. 

May 30th, 2018

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Swamp Ethics, CLE event

    Swamp Ethics: An Examination of Trump’s Environmental and Energy Cabinet Members through an Oregon Ethical Lens

    Please join the Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School 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.

April 6th, 2018

  • 8:00am - 5:00pm: Environmental Law Under Trump - Spring Symposium
    President Trump is reshaping environmental law and policy. 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.The 2018 environmental law symposium at Lewis & Clark Law School will address some of the legal issues at stake in a Trump presidency and administration. We will request 6 general CLE credits from the Oregon State Bar. **REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, REMOTE ACCESS TICKETS ONLY**

March 21st, 2018

  • 5:30pm: Deconstructing Diesel Happy Hour
    Join us to understand the risk of diesel pollution in the Portland metro area, understand the political landscape, and work together to identify the proper solutions. 

October 17th, 2017

October 7th, 2017

October 2nd, 2017

  • 8:15am - 9:15am: Ride with President Wiewel!
    Please join us in celebrating our incoming President’s first day on the job with an inaugural ride to campus.

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