Coastal Law Project Victories

               Communities, Climate, The Wild

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.

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.

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.

Oregon Adopts Plan for Marine Renewable Energy

Oregon Adopts 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.

Bradwood Landing LNG Denied

Bradwood Landing LNG Denied

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.

Crag Fights Ocean Acidification

Crag Fights Ocean Acidification

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.