Fighting Fossil Fuels, Climate Justice, and Water Conservation.
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.
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.
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.
Land Use Board of Appeals Delivers Another Blow to Jordan Cove LNG2020Local land use permits overturned for LNG export terminal in Oregon On December 22, 2020, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals...
On July 17, 2020, the Land Use Board of Appeals overturned the City of North Bend’s land use permit that would have allowed the controversial Jordan Cove LNG export facility and pipeline to go forward.
On December 18, 2019, the Portland City Council voted unanimously to re-adopt a city ordinance restricting fossil fuels. Portland’s Fossil Fuel Ordinance sharply restricts large new oil train terminals and other fossil fuel projects in the City of Portland.
In December 2019, Crag helped Puget Sound area communities effectively halt plans to expand the Anacortes Oil Refinery for the production and export mixed xylenes—a petrochemical product used to make plastics.
On May 22, 2019, the Oregon Court of Appeals found that Columbia County failed to comply with Oregon’s land use law by doubling the size of Port Westward and opening high-quality farmland to industrial development.
In October 2017, after a long-fought battle, Crag and local conservation groups defeated Nestlé’s plan to bottle water from a pristine section of the Columbia River National Scenic Area and to build a plant in Cascade Locks.
In August, 2016, an administrative law judge upheld Oregon’s decision to reject permits for a coal export terminal at the Columbia River’s Port of Morrow
From 2011 to 2016, Crag worked with both Columbia Riverkeeper and Oregon Shores to challenge and ultimately defeat the Warrenton LNG export project because of potential risks to the community and endangered salmon.
In March of 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied applications for Jordan Cove LNG and Pacific Connector Pipeline to operate a major LNG export facility in Coos Bay, a project that Crag and Oregon Shores Coalition have opposed for years.