Clean Water: Salmon, Water & Wetlands

Through the Clean Water program, the Crag Law Center provides legal assistance to local citizens and conservation groups that seek to improve water quality and ensure sufficient water quantity for aquatic life.  The demand for clean water is high, and the Crag Law Center handles citizen enforcement actions and cutting edge litigation to meet this demand.  Crag continues to work on water quality and water quantity issues across the Pacific Northwest.  Through work with river restoration, clean water sources, and native fish, Crag’s partners and clients are working to ensure clean water for both humans and wildlife in the Pacific Northwest.

In addition to litigation, Crag assists partners and clients with other forms of nonprofit support as well as mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution.

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Current Cases:

Coalition Challenges Water Rights for Proposed Mega Dairy

Coalition Challenges Water Rights for Proposed Mega Dairy

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...

Lawsuit Launched to Halt Harmful Road Connection

Lawsuit Launched to Halt Harmful Road Connection

On behalf of five environmental groups, Crag this week filed suit against the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in federal district court to force supplemental analysis on the environmental consequences of the Ketchikan-to-Shelter-Cove road project...

Past Accomplishments:

Plan to Clearcut Tongass Old Growth Halted

Plan to Clearcut Tongass Old Growth Halted

The Alaska Regional Forester has put a major logging project in the Tongass National Forest on hold, in response to administrative objections filed by Crag's clients.  The Saddle Lakes Timber Sale, located near Ketchikan on Revillagigedo Island, called for about 50...

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