Land use, Environmental Justice, and Environmental Health.
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...
In October 2017, after a long-fought battle, Crag and local conservation groups defeated Nestlé’s plan to bottle water from a pristine section of the Columbia River National Scenic Area and to build a plant in Cascade Locks.
In 2016, after an appeal made by the Mountain View Paving Company, the Land Use Board of Appeals sided with Crag and Rogue Advocates to force an asphalt plant to move away from Bear Creek.
In 2016, Crag and the Center for Food Safety fought on behalf of several nonprofits to close a USDA loophole that had allowed synthetic pesticides in compost used for organic production, arguing that the USDA had unlawfully changed organic regulations and created the loophole without allowing public participation.
On September 4th, 2015, Crag secured federal court approval of an agreement to settle a lawsuit against the City of Molalla for violations of the Clean Water Act brought on behalf of local conservation group, Bear Creek Recovery.