CLIMATE NEWS

Nestlé Opponents Celebrate Long-Awaited Victory

Nestlé Opponents Celebrate Long-Awaited Victory

Last Friday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown put Oregonians’ concerns about a Nestlé water grab in Cascade Locks to rest. Citing significant additional costs to the state, Brown sent a letter to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife asking agency Director Curt Melcher...

Intergenerational Justice and the Role of the Courts

Intergenerational Justice and the Role of the Courts

Crag Law Center is representing the League of Women Voters of the United States and League of Women Voters of Oregon as friends of the court in the federal youth climate case Juliana v. United States. On behalf of the Leagues, this Tuesday Crag filed an amicus curiae...

COMMUNITIES NEWS

Jordan Cove LNG project DENIED!

Jordan Cove LNG project DENIED!

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has denied applications for Jordan Cove LNG and Pacific Connector Pipeline to construct and operate a major LNG export facility in Coos Bay and southwest Oregon. Crag has worked for years with client Oregon Shores...

Another Blow to Oregon LNG

Another Blow to Oregon LNG

Last week, a Hearings Officer in the City of Warrenton denied land use permits for Oregon LNG's natural gas terminal. Crag worked together with clients Columbia Riverkeeper and Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition to demonstrate the proposal's risks to the community...

Crag Secures Injunction Against Illegal Asphalt Plant

Crag Secures Injunction Against Illegal Asphalt Plant

After nearly four years of representing Rogue Advocates and local Rogue Valley residents in a fight against an illegal asphalt operation, Crag has secured an order from a federal judge requiring the asphalt plant to cease operations at a residential property in...

THE WILD NEWS

Lawsuit Challenges Plan to Log Alaska Old Growth

Lawsuit Challenges Plan to Log Alaska Old Growth

Crag Law Center is representing five environmental organizations in a lawsuit that challenges a plan to log the old-growth forests of Mitkof Island, near the Southeast Alaska community of Petersburg. On behalf of the groups, today Crag filed suit in Alaska District...

Judge Affirms Ruling Favoring Wildlife on Klamath Refuges

Judge Affirms Ruling Favoring Wildlife on Klamath Refuges

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service given August 2016 deadline to complete plan to ensure commercial agribusiness doesn’t harm refuge wildlife   Medford, OR - Yesterday, a U.S. District Judge issued a ruling ordering the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to...

Tongass Logging Halted For Two Weeks Pending Appeal

Tongass Logging Halted For Two Weeks Pending Appeal

Judge Beistline (U.S. District Court, Anchorage) has granted a temporary injunction of The Big Thorne timber sale, which involves the proposed logging of more than 6,000 acres of old-growth coastal rainforest in one of the most sensitive areas of the Tongass National...