Industry Attack on Portland Fossil Fuel Policy Fails

Oregon Supreme Court Declines Review, Leaving in Place Oregon Court of Appeals Ruling in Favor of Portland's Fossil Fuel Ordinance July 31, 2018 (Portland, Ore.) –– Today a coalition of public interest groups celebrated news that opponents to Portland's fossil fuel...

Mark Gamba, Mayor of Milwaukie

Last week, Crag’s summer intern Haotian interviewed one of Crag’s long-time supporters, Mark Gamba. Mark is the mayor of Milwaukie and an active advocate for environmentalism. Read more about his work and why he supports Crag.

Where are they Now? Daniel Timmons

“It’s not just about suing. It’s about advocacy, education, and raising awareness.” Daniel Timmons, a law clerk with Crag in 2010, shares his journey using the law to protect the environment from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast.

Where are they Now? Becca Fischer

Catch up with former Crag law clerk Becca Fischer who is currently working to protect the wildlife and wild places of the American West.

Up with Salmon, Down with Clearcuts

Clearcuts threaten commercial fishing families and coho salmon. “Stronger protections for streams to protect the coho, clean water and fishing-dependent jobs and communities is decades overdue.”

Steve Rouse, Rogue Advocates

Rogue Advocates has been empowering Rogue Valley residents for over a decade. Elizabeth Allen’s interview with Steve Rouse explores how Crag & Rogue Advocates work together to empower communities through Oregon’s land use process.

Climate Change & the Coastal Law Project

Most people know about climate change, but few understand exactly what its impacts will be or what kinds of work can be done to address its impacts now and in the future. Elizabeth Allen talks with Crag attorney Courtney Johnson and Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition Executive Director Phillip Johnson about climate change’s effects on the Oregon coast and their Coastal Law Project work.

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.

 

SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT

Mark Gamba, Mayor of Milwaukie

Mark Gamba, Mayor of Milwaukie

Last week, Crag’s summer intern Haotian interviewed one of Crag’s long-time supporters, Mark Gamba. Mark is the mayor of Milwaukie and an active advocate for environmentalism. Read more about his work and why he supports Crag.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

THE WILD

Mt. Hood Wilderness Land Exchange

Mt. Hood Wilderness Land Exchange

Mt. Hood is home to pristine wilderness, beautiful alpine lakes, scenic landscapes, and the historic Timberline Lodge. Since 2001, Crag has fought to protect the North Side of the mountain from Mt. Hood Meadows’ misguided development proposal.

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COMMUNITIES

Molalla Wastewater Treatment Plant Violations

Molalla Wastewater Treatment Plant Violations

The city of Molalla—located in Clackamas County, Oregon—is failing to protect the right to clean water. For over a decade, Molalla’s sewage treatment plant has violated the terms of its permit, undermining people’s health and the quality of the Molalla River.

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CLIMATE

Port Westward: Rezoning Farmland for Industrial Use

Port Westward: Rezoning Farmland for Industrial Use

The Port of St. Helens has proposed rezoning 837 acres of farm land for industrial use to allow fossil fuel export. We are fighting to maintain the beautiful landscape, agricultural heritage, and economic livelihood this unique farmland provides.

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