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.
Get to know Rebeka Dawit – Crag’s new Associate Attorney! 2021 summer intern Bella Klosterman interviewed Rebeka during her first weeks at Crag. Read more to learn about Rebeka’s journey into the field of environmental justice.
Logging in the aftermath of wildfire is a common practice in the Pacific Northwest. Post-wildfire logging also referred to as “salvage logging” is said to reduce fuel for future fires and benefit public safety by removing possibly dangerous trees near roads.
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.
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.
On National Endangered Species Day it’s important to remember that protecting our forests is essential to saving plants and animals from extinction.
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.
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.
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