Peter Blair - 3L- Bowerman Fellow
Peter Blair grew up on Long Island, New York. It was here that he first began to appreciate and admire our natural environment. Peter attended undergrad at SUNY New Paltz where he double majored in Political Science and Philosophy and received a minor in both Environmental Studies and Legal Studies. The friendly atmosphere, strong Environmental Law Program and a desire to explore the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest brought Peter to Oregon Law. Thus far Peter has worked on projects ranging from carbon pricing, energy efficiency, utility structure and electric vehicles. Outside of the law school Peter enjoys escaping to the coast, hiking, playing soccer with the law school intramural team, and exploring the craft brewery scene of the Pacific Northwest.
David Heberling - 3L- Bowerman Fellow
David grew up outside of Pittsburgh, PA. During his early years, much of his time was spent hiking among the mountains and rivers of Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. It was this time among nature that he first witnessed the environmental devastation from short-sighted energy policy and industry. This experience motivated him to move west after receiving his BA in Political Science to pursue a clean energy future. When David moved to San Francisco, he began work at SolarCity. His time spent working there and inspiration from industry-leading board member, Elon Musk, prompted David to pursue his legal career in energy and environmental law. Now as a 3L, David is excited to help the ENR Center as a fellow and participate in the important work of fostering a green energy future for America and the world.
Natalie Lavinsky - 1L- Dean's Distinguished Environmental Law Fellow
Natalie grew up in Manhattan Beach, California surfing and diving in the Pacific Ocean. It was her exposure to ocean pollution that first piqued her interest in environmental protection. This emerging passion motivated her to pursue a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Southern California. After graduation, Natalie worked as an Environmental Engineer and Energy Manager at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, where she identified opportunities for energy savings and provided technical support for energy savings projects. Natalie is excited to begin her first year at Oregon Law and participate in the Energy Law and Policy Project. In her free time Natalie enjoys surfing, hiking, snowboarding, and playing sports.
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Lessons and Strategies from Oregon's Would-be Voluntary Renewable Energy Tariff