Fighting Fossil Fuels, Climate Justice, and Water Conservation.
In 2016, after an appeal made by the Mountain View Paving Company, the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) upheld a 2015 victory that Crag secured on behalf of Rogue Advocates.
On Friday, July 17, 2020, Crag successfully overturned a local land use decision that would have allowed the Jordan Cove LNG export facility and pipeline to go forward. The Land Use Board of Appeals reversed the City of North Bend’s land use permit for disposal of material dredged from Coos Bay.
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.
The Court of Appeals found that Columbia County failed to comply with Oregon law when it doubled the size of Port Westward…..
From 2011 to 2016, Crag worked with both Columbia Riverkeeper and Oregon Shores to challenge and ultimately defeat the Warrenton LNG export project. Crag used Oregon’s land use laws to demonstrate the proposal’s threats to the community and to intertidal wetland habitat critical to endangered salmon survival.
In March of 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied applications for Jordan Cove LNG and Pacific Connector Pipeline. The companies planned to construct and operate a major LNG export facility in Coos Bay and southwest Oregon.
In August 2014, another victory was celebrated with our longtime client Columbia Riverkeeper for protection of the Columbia River. In a unanimous decision the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) rejected the Port of St. Helens’ rezoning proposal.
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.
In 2013, Northwest citizens concerned about proposed coal export facilities along the Columbia River got some good news. Kinder Morgan decided to walk away ….
In January of 2011, the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) in Washington, DC 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.
In November 2010, Crag scored a victory against the Bradwood Landing facility on the Columbia River upstream from Astoria, Oregon. Crag worked with Columbia Riverkeeper.