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Crag Protects Sensitive Riparian Habitat in the Ochoco National Forest

Crag protects sensitive riparian areas in the Ochoco National Forest from logging in the Forest Service’s Black Mountain project.

Dredging Permits Denied for Jordan Cove Fracked Gas Terminal

On May 4, 2021, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals reversed two local dredging permits for the fledgling Jordan Cove LNG project citing impacts to the Coos Bay Estuary. This marks the 8th local permit that LUBA has overturned for the project. Crag successfully appealed the two permits on behalf of Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition.

Light ahead for our environmental justice work

Light ahead for our environmental justice work by Allison Milionis | Apr 29, 2021 Nearly 30 years ago, President Clinton signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “identify and address” adverse environmental impacts from federal projects on vulnerable communities. However, because it wasn’t a law, communities didn’t have legal recourse to fight if federal […]

Charlie Plybon, Surfrider

Surfrider Foundation: Charlie Plybon by Rena Kittredge | Apr 22, 2021  In this edition of...

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.

Crag Protects Sensitive Riparian Habitat in the Ochoco National Forest

Crag protects sensitive riparian areas in the Ochoco National Forest from logging in the Forest Service’s Black Mountain project.

Dredging Permits Denied for Jordan Cove Fracked Gas Terminal

On May 4, 2021, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals reversed two local dredging permits for the fledgling Jordan Cove LNG project citing impacts to the Coos Bay Estuary. This marks the 8th local permit that LUBA has overturned for the project. Crag successfully appealed the two permits on behalf of Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition.

Victory Over Fracked Gas Power Plant

In the face of sustained public pressure and multiple legal challenges, Perennial-WindChaser LLC has abandoned its plan to build a new fracked gas power plant in Umatilla County, OR.

This is a huge win for our climate—if constructed, Perennial’s fracked gas plant would have been one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the State of Oregon.

Another Victory against Jordan Cove LNG for Coasts, Communities, and the Climate

On February 8th, 2021 Crag won another historic victory against the proposed Jordan Cove liquified natural gas export terminal and fracked gas pipeline in Southern Oregon.

LUBA delivers another blow to Jordan Cove LNG

Land Use Board of Appeals Delivers Another Blow to Jordan Cove LNG2020Local land use permits...

Victory for Roosevelt Elk – Chiloquin, Oregon

Victory for Forests & Elk - Chiloquin, Oregon 2020Roosevelt Elk - Photo by Stephen Baker, BLM...

Glamping Proposal Along the White Salmon River Stalled

In October 2020, Crag and other conservation groups successfully petitioned for Klickitat County to reconsider Under Canvas’s permit application to build a glamping resort along the Wild & Scenic White Salmon River.

Crag Thwarts Forest Service Illegal Old-Growth Sale in the Klamath National Forest

Facing litigation that Crag filed on behalf of three conservation groups, the Forest Service withdrew its controversial and illegal approval of a timber sale threatening old-growth forests and cold water tributaries of the Klamath River in Klamath National Forest. 

Protections for Tongass National Forest Spark Hope

The repeal of a Trump-era rule allowing development in the Tongass offers hope for the future of the Alaska rainforest.

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Lovel Pratt, Friends of the San Juans

In this edition of Client Voices I interviewed Lovel Pratt, the Marine Protection and Policy Director at Friends of the San Juans.

Big Day for Youth Climate Case

What happened in the courtroom on June 25 could prove pivotal in advancing the historical lawsuit.

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How Crag Took On Government Injustice – and Won

Crag represented the Rosemere Neighborhood Association in an environmental justice lawsuit against the EPA, securing a landmark victory that continues to help organizations challenge discrimination under Title VI.

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More climate change cases are coming

The number of cases against big polluters has nearly doubled in three years and we’ll likely see even more in the next decade.

Photo of former Crag interns at Oxbow Springs. Blog Title: "Closing the Gap: Crag's Emerging Leaders Program."

Closing the Gap

Summer intern Noah Tobias dives into the history and future of Crag’s Emerging Leaders program.

Eelgrass: Protecting Oregon's Underwater Meadows

Eelgrass: Protecting Oregon’s Underwater Meadows

Seagrasses are key to healthy estuarine ecosystems and play an important role in combating climate change . We need to engage elected officials and environmental management boards to ensure that these important resources remain undisturbed.

Close up of Alexander Archipelago wolf face with blog post title: Protecting forests for the preservation of all species

Protecting forests for the preservation of all species

On National Endangered Species Day it’s important to remember that protecting our forests is essential to saving plants and animals from extinction.

Image of forest in wildfire smoke and blog post title: PNW wildfires are now a year round event

PNW wildfires are now a year-round event

There are many reasons for the increasing number of wildfires. Year-round outreach, education and dialogue about wildfires can help us better protect communities and the health of our forests.

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Light ahead for our environmental justice work

Light ahead for our environmental justice work by Allison Milionis | Apr 29, 2021 Nearly 30 years ago, President Clinton signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “identify and address” adverse environmental impacts from federal projects on vulnerable communities. However, because it wasn’t a law, communities didn’t have legal recourse to fight if federal […]

Client Voices: Charlie Plybon, Surfrider Foundation

Charlie Plybon, Surfrider

Surfrider Foundation: Charlie Plybon by Rena Kittredge | Apr 22, 2021  In this edition of Client Voices, I interviewed Charlie Plybon, the Oregon Policy Manager at Surfrider Foundation. Surfrider is an activist network with chapters all over the United States...
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Listen to Courtney’s Earth Day interview on KBOO

Crag Executive Director Courtney Johnson sat down with Nat Moon of KBOO Community Radio. Take a listen to their 20 minute conversation about the important work done by coalitions and communities against polluting industries, and the role Crag plays in supporting these groups.

Client Voices: Native Fish Society

Native Fish Society: A Tale of Two Conservationists

Native Fish Society: A Tale of Two Conservationists by Danica Leung | Apr 8, 2021 In this edition of Client Voices, I interviewed Tom Derry and Jennifer Fairbrother, the Director of Wild Steelhead Funding and Conservation Director, respectively, of Native Fish...
Allie Rosenbluth of Rogue Climate sitting on a bolder next to a mountain stream.

Allie Rosenbluth, Rogue Climate

In this edition of Client Voices, I interviewed Allie Rosenbluth, the Campaigns Director at Rogue Climate, a long-time Crag partner working towards energy justice in Southern Oregon. We discuss Allie’s work and her passion for community-based organizing fighting for a...
Two nice people standing by a bunch of wood rounds waiting to be split. Man is holding a splitting maul.

Stop B2H Coalition

n this edition of Client Voices, I interviewed Jim and Fuji Kreider, founders of the Stop B2H Coalition, a grassroots organization based in La Grande, OR.

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Where are they now? Kady Davis

Where are they now? Kady Davis by Angela Arrington | Jun 29, 2020 Kady Davis, former Crag intern In this edition of Where Are They Now, I interviewed Kady Davis, a development and communications intern with Crag in 2015. She is currently the Development and...
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Where Are They Now Daniel Timmons

In this edition of Where Are They Now, we interview Daniel Timmons who was a Legal Intern for Crag in the Spring of 2010. He currently works as a Staff Attorney for the WildEarth Guardian's Climate & Energy Program.  During his first year at Lewis & Clark,...
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Earth Day 2020 Reflections

Patricia Donohue was 20 years old on the first Earth Day in 1970. In this essay, she reflects on what led to the environmental movement, what we’ve achieved and what more we need to do.

Carl Annala: A different type of Crag visionary

When I first met Carl Annala he was high up on a ladder, shielded from the morning sun by a wide-brimmed hat, intently painting his mural on the side of Crag’s office.

Suzanne Moulton: Wildly Creative!

Suzanne Moulton (Suzie) has dedicated her life and artistic talent to help raise awareness to endangered and threatened wildlife and natural resources. Most well-known for her work as a stop-motion fabricator, Suzie has worked on projects such as Coraline,...

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