CLIMATE NEWS

Climate Change is the Issue for the Day

Climate Change is the Issue for the Day

Crag staff attorney Tanya Sanerib appeared in Lane County Circuit Court on Monday (1/23/12) to defend a lawsuit filed by our clients - 11 year old Olivia Chernaik and 15 year old Kelsey Juliana - demanding that the state of Oregon and Governor John Kitzhaber take...

Debunking the Energy Independence Myth

Debunking the Energy Independence Myth

Happy New Year and welcome to an election year in which the truth is even harder than usual to find.  I wanted to start off the new year by debunking a tale that is commonly spun by the oil and gas industry. Whether it is a proposal for drilling in the Arctic,...

Darkness, Light and Hope

Darkness, Light and Hope

The Winter Solstice – the darkest day of the year – is my favorite holiday.  It offers the opportunity to reflect on the darkness of the past four seasons, to embrace that darkness and all it has taught us, and to let the darkness go and quest for light and hope.  The...

COMMUNITIES NEWS

Oregon Supreme Court Victory for Farm and Forestlands!

Oregon Supreme Court Victory for Farm and Forestlands!

Oregon's epic battle over land use and property rights in Measure 37 and Measure 49  closed a chapter this week.  Yesterday, the Oregon Supreme Court issued its decision in Friends of Yamhill County v. Board of Commissioners of Yamhill County, finding that Yamhill...

The Report from the Crag Offices on NEDC v. Brown

The Report from the Crag Offices on NEDC v. Brown

Over the past several weeks, we’ve had several questions from our supporters and other members of the public about NEDC v. Brown, the recent Ninth Circuit case involving logging road pollution and water quality.  Working with our client, the Northwest Environmental...

THE WILD NEWS

A walk in the woods with the Forest Service

A walk in the woods with the Forest Service

Nothing beats going on a hike on a sunny day in Oregon, especially when you’re in the company of Forest Service experts.  Accompanied by two Crag summer interns, Derek Leuzzi and Alix Jacobson, I recently joined a group of Hood River Valley residents, Forest Service...

Land Trade to Protect the North Side of Mt. Hood Moving Forward

Land Trade to Protect the North Side of Mt. Hood Moving Forward

The Forest Service effort to protect the North side of Mt. Hood is underway. At long last, the Forest Service and Meadows are taking the formal steps to complete the protection of the North side at Cooper Spur as Wilderness and a watershed protection zone.  Senator...

Crag Files Suit to Protect Oregon Coast Residents and Wildlife

Crag Files Suit to Protect Oregon Coast Residents and Wildlife

On behalf of the Oregon Coast Alliance and local residents, Crag filed a lawsuit on October 12, 2010 in federal court challenging the approval of permits for a strip mine near Bandon, Oregon.  The complaint alleges that both the National Marine Fisheries Service and...