Fighting Fossil Fuels, Climate Justice, and Water Conservation.
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.
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, 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.
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.
In November 2010, Crag scored a victory against the Bradwood Landing facility on the Columbia River. The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that Clatsop County had minimized the impacts of the facility, so the land use approvals for the LNG were remanded.
In March 2010, Crag compelled the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue national policy concerning ocean acidification and to issue a guidance on how it intends to regulate the problem through the Clean Water Act.
In 2008, Crag won a landmark victory for the indigenous Iñupiat communities of the North Slope and the Arctic environment. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Royal Dutch Shell’s offshore exploration plan in the Beaufort Sea because of potential impacts to Iñupiat subsistence traditions.