Land use, Environmental Justice, and Environmental Health.
On May 9, 2022, Columbia County’s effort to rezone hundreds of acres of farmland for industrial use was overturned by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.
Crag helped our clients stop an illegal timber sale near Medford, Oregon that would have clear-cut old growth and large trees and caused increased wildfire risk to local ranches, farms and communities.
Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) upheld the City of Portland’s authority to deny Zenith’s Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) but is requiring the City to provide more support for its decision. This is a huge win that sends a clear message to fossil fuel companies that an industrial zone address does not give them a free pass to expand.
Victory! The end to Jordan Cove LNG2021After more than 15 years of community organizing, the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and fracked gas pipeline project is dead. Company Asks Federal Agency to...
On February 8th, 2021 Crag won another historic victory against the proposed Jordan Cove liquified natural gas export terminal and fracked gas pipeline in Southern Oregon.
Victory for Forests & Elk - Chiloquin, Oregon 2020Roosevelt Elk - Photo by Stephen Baker, BLM Oregon On December 10, 2020, the Land Use Board of Appeals ruled in favor of our community clients,...
In October 2020, Crag and other conservation groups successfully petitioned for Klickitat County to reconsider Under Canvas’s permit application to build a glamping resort along the Wild & Scenic White Salmon River.
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.
In September 2019, the Lane County Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) agreed to improve air quality monitoring and community engagement in West Eugene, in response to a 2014 environmental justice complaint that Crag had filed against the EPA.
On Friday, August 2nd, LUBA took a huge step in protecting farm and forestland in Douglas County. LUBA remanded a Douglas County decision to amend its comprehensive plan that would have allowed for the re-designation of over 22,000 acres of farm and forestland for residential land.
In 2019, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed two decisions issued by Yamhill County that authorized subdivisions on high-value farmland in the Chehalem Mountains. These decisions protect Oregon farmland from being converted into developments proposed under former Oregon Ballot Measure 37.
Court Decision Effectively Halts Plans for Proposed Methanol Refinery, Industrial Expansion at Columbia River Port Crag is celebrating with our client Columbia Riverkeeper on a key victory for...