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Today is Lewis & Clark Law School's Day of Giving!
All gifts made TODAY count towards match challenges from other donors. This means a gift to Earthrise today underwrites our clinical program AND helps Lewis & Clark Law School provide additional scholarship support to aspiring legal professionals who are working to make a difference.
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Earthrise is Back In Person
After starting the spring term remote, Earthrise is back in the classroom again. Also, breaking news about our awesome students! Congratulations to Earthrise students Haley Nicholson (bottom row, second from left), Kassie Kometani (former student, not pictured), and Matt Campa (bottom row, second from right), who won the 34th Annual Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition over the weekend. In addition to winning, Haley was honored as the best oralist at the entire competition. Well done!
Earthrise Files for Summary Judgment in Case Against "Dinosaur of the Dam World"
In January, Earthrise filed a summary judgment motion in our case challenging the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Long-Term Experimental Management Plan for the Colorado River's Glen Canyon Dam. Our goal in this case is to force the Bureau of Reclamation to more fully consider the looming threat of climate change on the Dam's management and operations. A declining snowpack, increasing water demands, and a prevalent "hot drought" in the Colorado River Basin threaten both Glen and Grand Canyons, and have made Glen Canyon Dam obsolete.
We filed suit on behalf of Save the Colorado, Living Rivers, and the Center for Biological Diversity in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The defendants are the U.S. Department of the Interior and its sub-agencies the Bureau of Reclamation and the National Park Service.
Working to Preserve & Protect Water Quality In Washington
Earthrise brought a new suit on behalf of Northwest Environmental Advocates (NWEA), against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its failure to develop a TMDL (cleanup plan) for Puget Sound. The lawsuit challenges EPA’s failure to address nitrogen pollution that is causing a wide range of ecological devastation in the Sound, including reduced oxygen levels in the water and massive algae blooms.
Earthrise also recently secured a victory for Washington waters and aquatic species on behalf of NWEA. At the end of 2021, Judge Marsha Pechman of the Western District of Washington ruled that EPA's denial of NWEA's petition to update water quality criteria intended to protect Washington's aquatic species from toxic pollutants was arbitrary and capricious. The court gave EPA 180 days to make a new decision on the petition.
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