Oral Arguments Today As Oil Industry Attempts to Overturn Portland’s Fossil Fuel Ordinance

June 15, 2017 (Salem, OR) – The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) heard oral arguments today about a challenge to Portland’s landmark fossil fuel ordinance. In 2016, the City of Portland passed the land use ordinance restricting development of new major fossil...
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Summer Party June 25th

Join us for a casual summer party! Drop by, enjoy a beer courtesy of Base Camp Brewing, and catch up with Crag staff, meet our summer interns and get a tour of the building that will soon become Crag's new office. We'll have some libations and light snacks. Bring a...
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Crag Takes on Role in Federal Youth Climate Case

Youth plaintiff Kelsey Juliana speaks during a press conference on the sidewalk in front of the United States Supreme Court in Washington. The youth with her are part of 21 plaintiffs in a landmark federal lawsuit which accuses the federal government of violating...
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Crag Welcomes New Land Use Fellow Scott Hilgenberg

Crag is excited to welcome Scott Hilgenberg to our legal team.  As our new Land Use Fellow, Scott will help community groups better understand and engage in Oregon’s Statewide Land Use and Planning Goals and the overall land use system.  Scott will be working in...
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Coalition Challenges Water Rights for Proposed Mega Dairy

On March 30, Crag filed a protest to water rights for a proposed 30,000-head mega dairy near the Columbia River on behalf of a coalition of water protection, public health, and animal welfare organizations. The facility would be one of the nation’s largest dairy...
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Defending Portland’s Fossil Fuel Ordinance

Crag Represents Coalition of Public Health, Environmental, & Sustainable Economy Groups in Opposing Industry Lawsuit Challenging Portland's Fossil Fuel Terminals Ordinance. Today Crag filed a motion to intervene in an industry-backed lawsuit challenging Portland’s...
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Klamath Advocates Go To Court Over Wildlife Management

On January 17, Crag filed suit on behalf of three conservation groups, Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon Wild and WaterWatch of Oregon, in federal court against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failure to follow federal law in the creation of the Comprehensive...
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craglogo_369uCRAG LAW CENTER – WHO WE ARE

           Crag is a client-focused law center that supports community efforts to protect and sustain the Pacific Northwest’s natural legacy. Implementing a unique model of legal aid for the environment, Crag balances the scales of justice by offering our clients free or low cost legal services in combination with assistance on campaign strategies, communications, community organizing and media relations.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Where Are They Now? Will Carlon

Where Are They Now? Will Carlon

Will Carlon was a summer associate in 2014 and worked for staff attorney Maura Fahey. He researched case law, statutes, and regulations and drafted memoranda for cases involving water quality, land use, notice requirements, attorney’s fees, discovery issues, and...

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OUR LAND

This land is your land, this land is my land

This land is your land, this land is my land

Oregon has been in the national news for a wide variety of reasons over the last months. We've seen Oregon become the first in the nation to pass a law that automatically registers voters, we listened carefully during the headline-grabbing occupation of the Malheur...

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EVENTS

Summer Party June 25th

Summer Party June 25th

Join us for a casual summer party! Drop by, enjoy a beer courtesy of Base Camp Brewing, and catch up with Crag staff, meet our summer interns and get a tour of the building that will soon become Crag's new office. We'll have some libations and light snacks. Bring a...

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THE WILD

Klamath Advocates Go To Court Over Wildlife Management

Klamath Advocates Go To Court Over Wildlife Management

On January 17, Crag filed suit on behalf of three conservation groups, Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon Wild and WaterWatch of Oregon, in federal court against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failure to follow federal law in the creation of the Comprehensive...

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COMMUNITIES

CLIMATE

Crag Takes on Role in Federal Youth Climate Case

Crag Takes on Role in Federal Youth Climate Case

Youth plaintiff Kelsey Juliana speaks during a press conference on the sidewalk in front of the United States Supreme Court in Washington. The youth with her are part of 21 plaintiffs in a landmark federal lawsuit which accuses the federal government of violating...

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