Thomas R Benke

Thomas R Benke

Managing Member, The Environmental Compliance Organization LLC
  • Environmental Law
  • Oregon
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Thomas Benke received his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984, working summers as an Engineer in Training in the petrochemical plants and oil fields of east Texas. He began his career as a hazardous waste permit writer at the Texas Water Commission (now the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) and was the lead permit writer for most of the commercial hazardous waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities in the state. He graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1992 and specializes in environmental law (with extensive experience in RCRA, CERCLA and CWA matters) as Managing Member of ECO LLC. Thomas serves as Executive Director of ECO International, a non-profit he created to engage in environmental response work in Russia, China and Uganda and also as President of the Portland-Khabarovsk Sister City Association.

Practice Area
    Environmental Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Substance Release Response
  • Clean Water
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Bar
ID Number: OSB #922251
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Professional Experience
Managing Member
The Environmental Compliance Organization LLC
- Current
Copeland Landye Bennett and Wolf LLP
Hazardous Waste Permit Writer
Texas Water Commission
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (1992) | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
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University of Texas - Austin
B.S. (1984) | Chemical Engineering
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Professional Associations
Portland-Khabarovsk Sister City Association
- Current
Activities: Representing the Association and the City of Portland in Khabarovsk, Russia.
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ECO International
Executive Director
- Current
Activities: Directing environmental response activities in Russia, China and Uganda.
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Multnomah Bar Association
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Oregon State Bar  # 922251
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Contact & Map
PO Box 83706
Portland, OR 97283
7133 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97203
Telephone: (503) 246-1514
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