EurenELAW welcomes its latest Fellow, Euren Cuevas from Dominican Republic.  Euren has commandeered the ELAW bicycle and learned his way around our bike-friendly town.  He will work with our staff lawyers and scientists for ten weeks and participate in the Intensive English Program at the University of Oregon’s American English Institute.

Back home, Euren is making sure that beaches in the Dominican Republic do not become dumps for coal ash waste or building sites for chemical storage tanks.  He is also challenging the illegal extraction of aggregates from riverbeds and working to conserve “Dunas do las Caldera,” a marine protected area.  Euren is a founding member and President of INSAPROMA, an environmental law organization based in Santo Domingo.

Many thanks to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for making Euren’s Fellowship possible.

Maggie Keenan
ELAW Communications Director