Climate Victories

               Fighting Fossil Fuels, Climate Justice, and Water Conservation.

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.

City of Warrenton Denies Permits for Oregon LNG

City of Warrenton Denies Permits for Oregon LNG

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. 

FERC Denies Permit for Jordan Cove LNG

FERC Denies Permit for Jordan Cove LNG

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.

Industrial Expansion of Port Westward Halted

Industrial Expansion of Port Westward Halted

In August 2014, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals rejected the Port of St. Helens’ plan to rezone prime farmland for industrial development, which would double the size of Port Westward, after a challenge by Crag and longtime client Columbia Riverkeeper.

Oregon Adopted Plan for Marine Renewable Energy

Oregon Adopted Plan for Marine Renewable Energy

In January 2013, Crag assisted local organizations and coastal communities in cooperation with the State of Oregon to secure protections for culturally and environmentally vital areas of Oregon’s coast and identify areas appropriate for marine renewable energy research and development.

Kinder Morgan Gives Up on Coal Export Project

Kinder Morgan Gives Up on Coal Export Project

In 2013, Kinder Morgan decided to walk away from plans for a massive coal export terminal at Port Westward on the Columbia River near Clatskanie, Oregon. Their decision came after Crag and a coalition of groups worked hard to keep coal exports out of the Gorge.

Crag Fights with Inupiat Communities for the Second Time

Crag Fights with Inupiat Communities for the Second Time

In January of 2011, the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) in Washington D.C. rejected two air permits issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Shell Oil for proposed offshore drilling projects in the Arctic for the second time.