NEDC was established by a group of professors, law students and attorney alumni at Lewis and Clark Law School in 1969. NEDC is an independent non-profit organization working to protect the environment and natural resources of the Pacific Northwest.


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Diesel Petition

Visit our Diesel Petition page for details about our petition to Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission to regulate diesel emissions from indirect sources

Cracking Down on Industrial Air Polluters

The Portland Tribune continues to provide excellent coverage of Oregon’s evolving industrial air toxics program. “I want to voice my support for the most protective outcome that can be achieved through this process,” said Mark Riskedahl, NEDC’s Executive Director.  “Environmental … Read More

Waldo Lake

  Help Protect Waldo Lake! Please take a moment today to e-mail Oregon DEQ and request that the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission grant our petition and commence a rule-making to designate Waldo Lake as an Outstanding Resource Water. For … Read More

Clean Water Victory!

Regularly updating water pollution permits spurs innovation and progress. Thanks to the legal team at the Earthrise Law Center and to NEDC board member Karl Anuta for years of hard work on this matter, and to Governor Kate Brown for … Read More