The Environment: More Than a Collection of Stones

Jordan Bollmann is a 2017 graduate of Duke University. He was a development intern with Crag Law Center in the summer of 2016 through the DukeEngage program. Here, he writes a reflection on the lasting effects his time with Crag has had on his view of environmental value and importance.

A Win for the Skykomish

We won an important case for local residents seeking to protect wetland habitat for salmon and landslide prone slopes from intense commercial development along the Skykomish River….

Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Youth!

Court Rejects Trump’s Attempt to Evade Constitutional Climate Trial Today, Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas, writing for a unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Trump administration’s “drastic and extraordinary” petition for writ...

Bark – Courtney Rae

Sixty miles east of Portland, snow-covered Mt. Hood rises up from a million-acre forest. Over four million people visit this large forest every year, many coming for recreation to enjoy its beauty. Indeed, local nonprofit Bark brings Oregonians...

Holding the Thin Green Line in the Salish Sea

Last week, Crag attorney Chris Winter traveled to Skagit County, Washington for a hearing on a proposed $400 million expansion of the Tesoro oil refinery, which is located on the banks of the Salish Sea in Anacortes. Read his reflections on this timely issue.

Major Win for Local Climate Action: Portland Fossil Fuel Restrictions Are Constitutional

“Today’s decision to uphold the landmark policy to restrict Fossil Fuel development is a huge win for the City, its residents and anyone concerned about ensuring that local jurisdictions are able to maintain the ability to protect their communities and fight climate change,” said Bob Sallinger, Conservation Director for Portland Audubon….

Crag is Hiring Summer Associates!

The deadline to apply for a 2018 summer associate position is March 30. Join the Crag team for Summer 2018! We are looking for 1L, 2L, 2E and 3E law students with a commitment to and proficiency in environmental, natural resources, and administrative law. The Summer...

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.

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Holding the Thin Green Line in the Salish Sea

Holding the Thin Green Line in the Salish Sea

Last week, Crag attorney Chris Winter traveled to Skagit County, Washington for a hearing on a proposed $400 million expansion of the Tesoro oil refinery, which is located on the banks of the Salish Sea in Anacortes. Read his reflections on this timely issue.

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Crag is Hiring Summer Associates!

Crag is Hiring Summer Associates!

The deadline to apply for a 2018 summer associate position is March 30. Join the Crag team for Summer 2018! We are looking for 1L, 2L, 2E and 3E law students with a commitment to and proficiency in environmental, natural resources, and administrative law. The Summer...

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The Environment: More Than a Collection of Stones

The Environment: More Than a Collection of Stones

Jordan Bollmann is a 2017 graduate of Duke University. He was a development intern with Crag Law Center in the summer of 2016 through the DukeEngage program. Here, he writes a reflection on the lasting effects his time with Crag has had on his view of environmental value and importance.

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THE WILD

Climate, Forests and the Eagle Creek Fire

Climate, Forests and the Eagle Creek Fire

The Eagle Creek fire burned through the Columbia River Gorge this summer, and clouded our skies with smoke. As the fire was burning, Congressman Greg Walden proposed to open the Scenic Area to logging. Expert scientists tell us the forest will recover best on its own. After the smoke cleared, we visited with local communities and made a film about the fire’s and to learn about forest recovery….

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COMMUNITIES

A Win for the Skykomish

A Win for the Skykomish

We won an important case for local residents seeking to protect wetland habitat for salmon and landslide prone slopes from intense commercial development along the Skykomish River….

read more

CLIMATE

Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Youth!

Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Youth!

Court Rejects Trump’s Attempt to Evade Constitutional Climate Trial Today, Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas, writing for a unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Trump administration’s “drastic and extraordinary” petition for writ...

read more

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