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

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...

Supreme Court Rules in NEDC v. Brown

Supreme Court Rules in NEDC v. Brown

    March 20, 2013, Washington, DC — Today the U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded a Ninth Circuit ruling requiring Clean Water Act permits for discharges of heavily polluted stormwater along two logging roads in northwest Oregon. Under the Supreme Court’s 7-1...

On to the Supreme Court . . .

On to the Supreme Court . . .

Across the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a spider web of logging roads crisscrosses the landscape from the steep hillsides of headwater areas to the lower elevation valleys.  Each fall, iconic runs of salmon return to these watersheds, instinctively drawn to the...

THE WILD NEWS

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...

Fighting For Its Life (Again): The Island Marble Butterfly

Fighting For Its Life (Again): The Island Marble Butterfly

Crag’s attorneys are currently representing the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in a battle to save a species of butterfly that was once thought to be extinct.  The story of the Island Marble Butterfly begins on Vancouver Island in British Columbia in...

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