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Jackson County finds Asphalt Plant Expanded Illegally

Jackson County finds Asphalt Plant Expanded Illegally

This week, Jackson County's Hearings Officer issued decisions that should halt operations at an asphalt plant on Bear Creek in Talent, Oregon.  Mountain View Paving sought recognition as a grandfathered use that could continue to operate in violation of land use laws....

The Little River that Could

The Little River that Could

White Salmon River Saved from Residential Sprawl! Less than a year after the Condit Dam was removed from the White Salmon River, Crag secured another big victory for citizens and fish that rely on this Wild & Scenic River.  Crag Law Center has been representing...

Crag and Rogue Advocates Challenge Jackson County on Asphalt Plant

Crag and Rogue Advocates Challenge Jackson County on Asphalt Plant

On Monday Crag filed appeals on behalf of Rogue Advocates challenging Jackson County’s March 25th approval of Mountain View Paving’s application for non-conforming use and floodplain development permits. Mountain View Paving has been operating an industrial facility...

THE WILD NEWS

White Salmon River Valley Water Threatened

White Salmon River Valley Water Threatened

The Crag Law Center represents the Friends of the White Salmon River, the Friends of the Columbia Gorge and Citizens for Common Sense on the White Salmon in a challenge to a proposal floated by Klickitat County to rezone over 1,000 acres of land in the White Salmon...

Trout Creek Update

Trout Creek Update

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Land Management issued a last minute closure of Trout Creek, one of Oregon’s most beloved rock climbing destinations.  The climbing community absolutely shares BLM’s interest in protecting habitat for golden eagles, but the lack of...

Court Rejects Old-Growth Clearcuts in the Tongass National Forest

Court Rejects Old-Growth Clearcuts in the Tongass National Forest

Crag recently won a key victory in the fight to preserve old-growth forest and wildlife habitat in the Tongass National Forest.  In the case – Greenpeace v. Cole - the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out four old-growth timber sales that would have logged...