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

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...

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

Proposed Budget Seeks to Cut Funding for the Environment

Proposed Budget Seeks to Cut Funding for the Environment

On July 27, The Oregonian reported that the House rejected a rider to a GOP-proposed spending bill that would have stripped funding for the listing of new species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The bill would have only funded the removal of species from the...

Loopholes for Logging Trucks

Loopholes for Logging Trucks

Logging roads kill fish – its been proven time and time again by EPA, state agencies, and independent scientists – and dedicated fishermen will tell you the same thing.  Heavily roaded watersheds often have depressed fish populations, because those roads generate...

Working Together to Save Our Oceans

Working Together to Save Our Oceans

On Friday, July 1, I was given a chance to accompany staff attorney Courtney Johnson to the National Ocean Council’s Public Listening Session.  At this session, we learned about the Council’s Strategic Action Plans as...

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