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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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.read more
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...read more
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
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.read more
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….read more
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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