Community Victories

               Land use, Environmental Justice, and Environmental Health.

Victory for Farmland, Water and Salmon!

Victory for Farmland, Water and Salmon!

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.

Big Trees Saved in the Little Butte Creek Watershed

Big Trees Saved in the Little Butte Creek Watershed

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.

Victory! LUBA upholds City’s right to deny fossil fuel expansion

Victory! LUBA upholds City’s right to deny fossil fuel expansion

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 LNG

Victory! The End to Jordan Cove LNG

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...

Victory for Roosevelt Elk – Chiloquin, Oregon

Victory for Roosevelt Elk – Chiloquin, 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,...

Glamping Proposal Along the White Salmon River Stalled

Glamping Proposal Along the White Salmon River Stalled

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.

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.

Environmental Justice in West Eugene

Environmental Justice in West Eugene

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.

A Win for rural lands in Douglas County!

A Win for rural lands in Douglas County!

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.

Oregon Farmers Win in Court of Appeals

Oregon Farmers Win in Court of Appeals

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.

Oregon Farmland Protected at Port Westward!

Oregon Farmland Protected at Port Westward!

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...

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