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 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.

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. 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.

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.  The companies planned to construct and operate a major LNG export facility in Coos Bay and southwest Oregon.

Industrial Expansion of Port Westward Halted

Industrial Expansion of Port Westward Halted

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.

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.

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, 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.

Bradwood Landing LNG Denied

Bradwood Landing LNG Denied

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.