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The Earth-Watchers

Lawyers in the midst of the environmental fray

Oregon has long been a hotbed of environmental discontent. Sometimes this means activists chaining themselves to giant old-growth trees, and sometimes it erupts into something uglier. Lawyers on both sides have always been in the midst of the fray.   Portland attorney Larry Sokol was involved in the fight against aerial spraying of herbicides and pesticides in the 1970s and ’80s. “Illegal actions don’t help the cause,” says Sokol. “I want the court system to work—and for the most …

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