CLIMATE NEWS

Oregon Climate Case Appealed

Oregon Climate Case Appealed

Today, Crag’s clients, two courageous young women from Eugene, announced their decision to Appeal their Atmospheric Trust case to Oregon’s Court of Appeals.  At the same time, the girls’ announced that they are asking the Court of Appeals to send the case straight up...

Nestlé Issue Transcends Environmental Movement

Nestlé Issue Transcends Environmental Movement

This week Crag Law Center filed protests of two Water Resources Department decisions that start the approvals process for a Nestlé water bottling plant in the Columbia Gorge.  The decisions under protest are integral to a water rights exchange between the Oregon...

Protests Filed to Protect Oregon Spring Water from Nestlé

Protests Filed to Protect Oregon Spring Water from Nestlé

On behalf of Bark and Food and Water Watch, Crag  filed two protests challenging the Oregon Water Resources Department’s (Water Department) approval of permits that move Nestlé one key step closer to bottling and selling Oregon’s water.  Crag is donating our services...

COMMUNITIES NEWS

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

Timberline Restoration Effectiveness

The Crag Law Center is pleased to announce the release of a series of reports (see below) prepared by expert hydrologist Jonathan J. Rhodes evaluating recent restoration activities at Timberline Ski Area.  The reports were funded in part by a generous grant from the...

Victory for the Marbled Murrelet!

Victory for the Marbled Murrelet!

The Crag Law Center and its clients announced today that the State of Oregon has cancelled 28 timber sales that would have logged habitat for the marbled murrelet, an imperiled seabird that nests in coastal old-growth forest.  With those 28 timber sales off the table,...

Court Enjoins Timberline’s Master Development Plans

Court Enjoins Timberline’s Master Development Plans

Mt. Hood, Oregon. On June 4, 2013, four conservation groups – Bark, Friends of Mount Hood, Northwest Environmental Defense Center and the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club – filed a motion for a preliminary injunction seeking a court order restraining the Forest...

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