Defending Portland’s Fossil Fuel Ordinance

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

This week, 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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Feds Deny Jordan Cove LNG Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline

Late Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied a request from Canadian oil and gas companies for rehearing of the case surrounding the proposed Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline, finalizing the commission's...
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Oregon Youth Ask Appellate Court to Protect Our Climate

Back in May 2011, youth from around the world filed lawsuits seeking remedies against state and federal governments for failing to take action to combat the climate crisis.  As part of this worldwide movement, Crag has been representing two young women here in Oregon...
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The Way We Work – Vivian Satterfield

Crag Law Center and OPAL Environmental Justice have worked together on transit rights and with disadvantaged communities. Crag and OPAL have attempted to give these communities a voice through legal aid. We sat down with Vivian Satterfield, Deputy Director, to learn...
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Where Are They Now? Kelsey Skaggs

Kelsey Skaggs interned at Crag as a summer associate in 2014 after her first year of law school. Before attending law school at Harvard law, Kelsey studied international relations at the University of California, Davis. She grew up in Juneau, Alaska, which later had...
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First Hearing to Defeat Timber Industry’s $1.4 Billion State Forests Lawsuit

On Monday July 11, Linn County vs. the State of Oregon had its first hearing in court. Linn County is suing the state for not maximizing past and future revenue from forestlands. Linn County is looking for more logging of timber in the forests, and $1.4 billion in...
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           The Crag Law Center provides free and low cost legal aid to local citizens, conservation groups and Native American tribes throughout Oregon, Washington and Alaska.  We work in the state and federal courts to protect wild places, our climate and livable communities.  By providing legal aid for the environment we seek to ensure prosperity for our families and our future.

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Where Are They Now? Eric Swanson

Where Are They Now? Eric Swanson

While visiting Portland from the San Francisco Bay Area with his girlfriend in 2015, Eric Swanson had a chance to sit down for coffee and catch up with his former mentor, Ralph Bloemers. Eric Swanson first got interested in environmental law after studying...

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Defending Portland’s Fossil Fuel Ordinance

Defending Portland’s Fossil Fuel Ordinance

Crag Represents Coalition of Public Health, Environmental, & Sustainable Economy Groups in Opposing Industry Lawsuit Challenging Ban on Fossil Fuel Terminals. Today Crag filed a motion to intervene in an industry-backed lawsuit challenging Portland’s historic...

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Klamath Advocates Go To Court Over Wildlife Management

Klamath Advocates Go To Court Over Wildlife Management

This week, 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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Oregon Youth Ask Appellate Court to Protect Our Climate

Oregon Youth Ask Appellate Court to Protect Our Climate

Back in May 2011, youth from around the world filed lawsuits seeking remedies against state and federal governments for failing to take action to combat the climate crisis.  As part of this worldwide movement, Crag has been representing two young women here in Oregon...

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