Part 3 of our Love Your Columbia Summer Webinar Series. Learn from attorneys on the frontlines of litigation challenging the Trump administration’s efforts to dismantle laws that protect clean air and water.
Columbia Riverkeeper’s staff attorney, Erin Saylor, and two leading environmental litigators Western Environmental Law Center and Food & Water Watch, Andrew Hawley and Tarah Heinzen, will discuss the latest on rollbacks and litigation—and what this all means for the Pacific Northwest.
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ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Andrew joined WELC in 2017 as a staff attorney. Originally from Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Andrew earned B.S. in biology from the Pennsylvania State University and his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School. From 2004 to 2008, Andrew was the Walter Kulman Legal Fellow and then Staff Attorney at Defenders of Wildlife in Washington, DC, working to protect North Atlantic right whales, Florida panthers, bald eagles, wolverine, and lynx among other wildlife. In 2008, Andrew returned to Oregon to join the Northwest Environmental Defense Center as the organization’s first staff attorney, where he focused on Clean Water Act enforcement and protecting the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.
Tarah Heinzen joined the Food & Water Justice program as a staff attorney in 2015 and is now Senior Staff Attorney. Before joining Food & Water Watch, Tarah spent five years as an attorney at the Environmental Integrity Project, leading programs focused on enforcing laws that regulate factory farm water and air pollution and restoring the Chesapeake Bay. She graduated cum laude with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2009.