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  • August 22
    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has recognized Lewis & Clark as a top performer in its 2018 Sustainable Campus Index, making L&C the only baccalaureate institution west of the Mississippi to make the top 10. Lewis & Clark placed second nationally in the category of Investment and Finance.
  • October 2
    ELC’s annual Swift Watch was a success! The board and several other students headed out to Portland and claimed the best spot on the hill to watch the flock of Swifts descend into a local chimney. No pictures accompany this story because we were all too in the moment to photograph.
  • January 28
    Here is a quick summary of some of the things we’ve achieved over the past five years, by the numbers.
  • Fairy Falls
    January 15
    Reducing polluted runoff from industrial facilities continues to be one of NEDC’s highest priorities.
  • September 15
    Lakeview’s persistent violations of federal particulate matter standards endangers public health and the environment.
  • September 5
    Preparing tomorrow’s advocates to defend our natural heritage
  • September 4
    Cleaning up and cooling down waterways
  • September 4
    Preserving our natural heritage
  • September 4
    Protecting and restoring wildlife and habitat
  • September 4
    Tackling the causes and impacts of global warming
  • Air
    September 4
    Fighting for clean air
  • August 22
    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has recognized Lewis & Clark as a top performer in its 2018 Sustainable Campus Index, making L&C the only baccalaureate institution west of the Mississippi to make the top 10. Lewis & Clark placed second nationally in the category of Investment and Finance.
  • Earthrise Class 2016-2017
    February 28

    It’s time to apply to be a part of the Earthrise Clinic for the 2017-18 School Year! Deadline is March 24th. 

  • Meg Sheehan
    February 23

    Meg is a public interest environmental lawyer with over 30 years experience. She worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as a Staff Attorney at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority on the Boston Harbor cleanup.  She is a graduate of Colgate University and Boston College Law School.

    She is a native of Plymouth, Massachusetts and has served on the boards of several environmental organizations including the Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Massachusetts, the Jones River Watershed Association and The Nature Conservancy/Massachusetts Chapter.

    She co-founded several campaigns, including the Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts, the Taunton River Campaign and Cape Cod Bay Watch.  She has worked on land protection and advocacy representing a wide range of citizen groups throughout the U.S.  Recognition for her work includes the Briggs Leadership Award from the Wildlands Trust and the John O’Connor Grassroots Leadership Award from Clean Water Action. She enjoys rowing, hiking, knitting and spending time with her family.

  • Jackson County Legal Team  L to R: George Kimbrell (CFS), Amy Van Saun (CFS), Lia Comerford (Eart...
    May 29

    On May 29th, Federal District Court Magistrate Judge Clarke issued an opinion, finding that, as a matter of law, a Jackson County Ordinance that prohibits the growing of genetically modified (“GE”) crops in that County was legal under Oregon law.

  • April 27
    Earthrise filed suit on Friday, April 20th to fight to strengthen water quality criteria in Oregon for aluminum, ammonia, cadmium and copper.
  • March 17

    Daniel Mensher currently practices Complex and Environmental Litigation at Keller Rohrback in Seattle, Washington. Before joining the firm, Dan was a Clinical Professor and Staff Attorney at Earthrise Law Center. He has litigated water and waste cases across the country and is experienced in administrative rulemaking processes. He has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rick Haselton of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Dan is a graduate of Wesleyan University with a B.A. in History, as well as holding an M.S. in Geography from University of Wisconsin. He graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School, receiving his J.D., with an Environmental Law Certificate, in 2007. He is an Executive Board Member for the Oregon State Bar Environmental and Natural Resources Committee as well as a Board Member for Northwest Environmental Defense Center.

  • Tom Buchele outside Jackson County Courthouse steps
    February 6
    Earthrise clients granted motion to intervene in Jackson County’s genetically engineered crop ban.
  • Hogs in a CAFO
    February 3
    Earthrise’s client, the National Park Conservation Association, has put out a great new video about the threat of waste from a hog farm near the Buffalo River and the reasons we are working with our clients in the fight to protect this national treasure. Please take a couple minutes to check it out!
  • December 11
    Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality rejected a petition submitted on behalf of tens of thousands of Oregonians asking the agency to protect Oregon’s air from harmful new oil terminal pollution by requiring Global Partners to obtain a more protective air pollution permit.
  • August 22
    Oregon fails to protect citizens from air pollution and other risks tied to rail shipments of volatile Bakken crude
  • Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
    August 21
    Judge’s ruling on standing prevents spent nuclear fuel from endangering community
  • Bonneville Dam
    August 8
    Earthrise Director Craig Johnston recently spoke on Oregon Public Broadcasting about the historic victory against the Army Corps of Engineers regarding oil pollution from Pacific Northwest dams.
  • From left to right: Robert Bailey, Linda Peters, Aubrey Baldwin, John Krallman, Mary Peveto, John...
    May 29
    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.
  • September 7
    9/7/12 - On Wednesday, PEAC filed a complaint on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club, and the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council demanding the US Forest Service use its authority to protect wildlife and humans from the dangers of lead ammunition in the Kaibab National Forest in northern Arizona.
  • September 4
    Preparing tomorrow’s advocates to defend our natural heritage
  • September 4
    Cleaning up and cooling down waterways
  • September 4
    Preserving our natural heritage
  • September 4
    Tackling global warming and fighting for clean air
  • September 4
    Protecting and restoring wildlife and habitat

Galleries

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    Many thanks to Cassie Cohen of Groundwork Portland and Jenn Bildersee of the Portland Brownfields Program for joining us for an educational lunch covering the history of brownfields, brownfields and environmental justice issues in Portland, and local, regional, and national resources. 
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    A day of awareness and celebration of real, locally-sourced, sustainable and safe food on October 24, 2011. 
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    These photos are from our own Torie Jarvis, co-MTR project leader. Email Torie or Mackenzie to get involved in EJA’s work on MTR issues. 
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    For Professor of Economics and Focus the Nation Project Director Eban Goodstein, the chilly banks of the Willamette River are just another stop on the path to the elimination of global warming.
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    In March, senior Brendan Larsen, senior Alec Kerins, and Assistant Professor of Biology Greta Binford spent their spring break bringing lab research and global engagement together in Puerto Plata, a region in the Dominican Republic.
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    Students in ENVS 320, Environmental Solutions, take a trip to the Columbia Slough.

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  • The International Environmental Law Project is an on-campus clinic that gives law students the opportunity to work on a range of real-life global environmental issues under the supervision of an experienced international environmental lawyer. Past student work has focused on trade and environmental issues, as well as protection of threatened and endangered species. Students also help public interest environmental lawyers in developing countries create new law or strengthen existing law by providing legal memoranda on international and domestic legal issues.

  • The Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center (PEAC), founded in 1996, is the environmental law clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School. PEAC’s goals are to advance efforts to protect the environment by serving as a resource for public interest organizations that need legal representation and to train and educate law students through direct involvement in complex environmental and natural resource issues. PEAC provides rewarding clinical experience for students interested in environmental law who wish to develop their litigation, negotiation, and advocacy skills.

  • dohertyThomas Doherty, counseling psychology instructor, blogs about his personal and professional work in the field of ecopsychology, a contemporary movement toward recognizing a connection between mental health and the natural environment. Go

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