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.
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...read more
THE WAY WE WORK
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
In December 2016, 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...read more
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...read more
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Crag provides free and low-cost legal services to communities and conservation groups that are facing environmental challenges. In these challenging times, our services are needed more than ever. Support legal aid for the environment with a donation today!