Climate Victories

               Fighting Fossil Fuels, Climate Justice, and Water Conservation.

Victory for Farmland, Water and Salmon!

Victory for Farmland, Water and Salmon!

On May 9, 2022, Columbia County’s effort to rezone hundreds of acres of farmland for industrial use was overturned by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.

Victory! LUBA upholds City’s right to deny fossil fuel expansion

Victory! LUBA upholds City’s right to deny fossil fuel expansion

Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) upheld the City of Portland’s authority to deny Zenith’s Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) but is requiring the City to provide more support for its decision. This is a huge win that sends a clear message to fossil fuel companies that an industrial zone address does not give them a free pass to expand.

Victory! The End to Jordan Cove LNG

Victory! The End to Jordan Cove LNG

Victory! The end to Jordan Cove LNG2021After more than 15 years of community organizing, the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and fracked gas pipeline project is dead. Company Asks Federal Agency to...

Dredging Permits Denied for Jordan Cove Fracked Gas Terminal

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

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.

LUBA delivers another blow to Jordan Cove LNG

LUBA delivers another blow to Jordan Cove LNG

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...

New Setback for Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal

New Setback for Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal

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.

Victory Halts Portland Fossil Fuel Development

Victory Halts Portland Fossil Fuel Development

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.

Crag Halts Oil Refinery Expansion on the Salish Sea

Crag Halts Oil Refinery Expansion on the Salish Sea

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.

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