Climate

 

Supporters of youth climate case rally in front of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Photo by Robin Loznak.

Climate change is today’s most pressing and important issue. In some ways, all of the work we do relates to climate change, whether it is preserving forests as carbon sinks, protecting public access to shorelines that are eroding from bigger storms and sea level rise, or defending species whose critical habitat is shrinking.  We take on cases that directly address both the sources and impacts of climate change in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Current Cases

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

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 Challenges Oil Refinery Expansion in the Salish Sea

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…

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Past Accomplishments

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

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 Challenges Oil Refinery Expansion in the Salish Sea

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…

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