Former Green Presidential Candidate Comes To UO

Former presidential candidate Jill Stein will visit Eugene to talk about a new campaign she is helping create. The “Global Climate Convergence” campaign will kick off this spring from Earth Day until May Day.  Stein, who is a medical doctor, will speak at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference held at the UO on both Friday and Sunday.  Continue reading 

PIELC Highlights

The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference kicks off Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4 pm with the first round of panels. At 6:15 pm Wen Tiejun and Zhihe Wang of China keynote, followed by the controversial Lierre Keith of Deep Green Resistance. This event, while free, requires advance tickets. Continue reading 

Civil Liberties and Climate Change

James Hansen and Eugene’s CLDC team up at PIELC

James Hansen

Lauren Regan and the organization she founded, the Civil Liberties Defense Center, have become known nationwide for defending civil liberties and environmental issues, including representing Keystone XL pipeline protesters. The CLDC is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and Regan not only be giving a keynote at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, she will also appear on a number of panels. Continue reading 

Overseeing the Oceans

As head honcho of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 2009-2013, Oregon State University marine biologist and distinguished professor Jane Lubchenco has a unique perspective on the way politicians regard climate change. In NOAA, “the politics loom large,” she says, and Congress continues to squabble over climate issues, barring progress toward reducing carbon emissions. Continue reading