Get Crafty, Make New Friends and Support the Crag!

Learn cheese making, craft endangered Marbeled Murrelets from felt, make new friends and support Crag in the New Year. Crag has three creative opportunities for you in the coming months to join with others and get crafty! Click here to learn more…

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 February 23! 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...

Crag Challenges Oil Refinery Expansion in the Salish Sea

The Salish Sea is irreplaceable, so we have to get this right. Tesoro is proposing to transport a massive quantity of petrochemicals through the community, and the environmental study glosses over the risk of a major spill and the impact from greenhouse gases…

The People Said No: How we stopped Nestlé’s Water Grab in Oregon

Crag worked with local citizens and groups to fight tirelessly against Nestle’s efforts to privatize your water in the Columbia River Gorge. Read on to learn how much time and effort went in to helping local citizens achieve this significant victory.

Jordan Cove LNG Takes Another Hit

This is the third major land use victory we have secured for local people fighting to protect their communities from LNG terminals. In 2010, we helped Columbia Riverkeeper defeat the Bradwood Landing LNG proposal. And in 2016, Crag worked with both Columbia Riverkeeper and Oregon Shores to defeat the Warrenton LNG export project.

Nestlé Opponents Celebrate Long-Awaited Victory

Last Friday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown put Oregonians’ concerns about a Nestlé water grab in Cascade Locks to rest. Citing significant additional costs to the state, Brown sent a letter to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife asking agency Director Curt Melcher...

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.

EVENTS

Get Crafty, Make New Friends and Support the Crag!

Get Crafty, Make New Friends and Support the Crag!

Learn cheese making, craft endangered Marbeled Murrelets from felt, make new friends and support Crag in the New Year. Crag has three creative opportunities for you in the coming months to join with others and get crafty! Click here to learn more…

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NEWS

Crag is Hiring Summer Associates!

Crag is Hiring Summer Associates!

The deadline to apply for a 2018 summer associate position is February 23! 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...

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NEWS

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

Supreme Court Clarifies Public’s Right to Enforce Land Use Laws

Supreme Court Clarifies Public’s Right to Enforce Land Use Laws

Oregon Supreme Court sided with local citizens who sought to the public’s right to enforce land use laws when a local County government failed to uphold its own land use laws. Jackson County had allowed an unlawful asphalt plan to continue to operate near a retirement community and Crag Law Center stepped in to protect the community.

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CLIMATE

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THE NEXT GENERATION

Where are they Now? McKenna Ganz

Where are they Now? McKenna Ganz

In this installment of Where are they now?, I checked in with McKenna Ganz, a 2015 DukeEngage communications & development intern that used her Crag experience to determine her future career path. When McKenna Ganz began interning at Crag, she thought she knew what...

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