CLIMATE NEWS

Defending Portland’s Fossil Fuel Ordinance

Defending Portland’s Fossil Fuel Ordinance

Crag Represents Coalition of Public Health, Environmental, & Sustainable Economy Groups in Opposing Industry Lawsuit Challenging Portland's Fossil Fuel Terminals Ordinance. Today Crag filed a motion to intervene in an industry-backed lawsuit challenging Portland’s...

Klamath Advocates Go To Court Over Wildlife Management

Klamath Advocates Go To Court Over Wildlife Management

On January 17, Crag filed suit on behalf of three conservation groups, Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon Wild and WaterWatch of Oregon, in federal court against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failure to follow federal law in the creation of the Comprehensive...

COMMUNITIES NEWS

Rogue Valley Victory Upheld!

Rogue Valley Victory Upheld!

Yesterday the Land Use Board of Appeals upheld a recent victory that Crag secured on behalf of Rogue Advocates, upholding a Jackson County Hearings Officer's decision that denies land use approval for an asphalt batch plant operation that has been illegally operating...

Crag Files Clean Air Act Lawsuit Against Illegal Asphalt Plant

Crag Files Clean Air Act Lawsuit Against Illegal Asphalt Plant

Earlier today, Crag filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Rogue Advocates against the Mountain View Paving asphalt batch plant to enforce the company’s Clean Air Act permit for the protection of the surrounding community. The lawsuit comes in the wake of last week's...

Court Denies USDA Motion in Organic Compost Case

Court Denies USDA Motion in Organic Compost Case

Yesterday a federal court in California denied a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its allowance of pesticide-contaminated compost in organic food production without a formal rulemaking and a public comment period. Crag...

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...