CLIMATE NEWS

Our Climate. Our Future. Our Revolution.

Our Climate. Our Future. Our Revolution.

Watch the Video On May 5, youth in Oregon sued Governor Kitzhaber for failing to adequately protect our atmosphere from climate change.  At the same time, members of the next generation also sued the federal government, several other states, and launched lawsuits in...

Oregon Youth Go To Court To Halt Climate Disruption

Oregon Youth Go To Court To Halt Climate Disruption

Fed up by the failure of international, national, and state governments to take appropriate action to combat the climate crisis, Oregon children and their families launched a lawsuit on May 4th against Governor Kitzhaber and the State of Oregon.  The kids and parents...

Local Citizens Hail Ruling Protecting South Salem Hills from Sprawl

Local Citizens Hail Ruling Protecting South Salem Hills from Sprawl

Local Citizens Hail Court Ruling Protecting Rural South Salem Hills from Sprawling Development (Salem, Oregon)  In a decision issued today, Senior Judge Nely Johnson reversed a decision issued by the Marion County Board of Commissioners that had opened up rural farm...

COMMUNITIES NEWS

Two More Victories for Farm and Forestland

Two More Victories for Farm and Forestland

Today, the Court of Appeals reversed and remanded two more Measure 49 Vested Rights decisions out of Clatsop County.  In both cases, landowners sought the right to complete and continue development of residential subdivisions pursuant to waivers obtained under Measure...

Youngs Bay Forestland Protected from Measure 37 Development

Youngs Bay Forestland Protected from Measure 37 Development

Today, the Oregon Court of Appeals handed down another decision reversing and remanding a Measure 49 vested rights determination.  Today's opinion reversed Clatsop County's decision finding that Beverly and Gary Aspmo had proceeded far enough with their development of...

THE WILD NEWS

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...

Court Issues Landmark Ruling on Clean Water Act & Logging Roads

Court Issues Landmark Ruling on Clean Water Act & Logging Roads

Appeals Court Issues Landmark Ruling on Stormwater and Logging Roads in the Tillamook State Forest The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a long-awaited decision on the Oregon Department of Forestry’s management of logging roads and stormwater in the Tillamook...

Klamath National Forest Rescinds Controversial Mining Project

Klamath National Forest Rescinds Controversial Mining Project

Gold prices recently skyrocketed, causing a corresponding increase in the number of claims for gold mines.  One such proposed mining project in the Klamath National Forest in northern California would have drawn significant amounts of water from McNeal Creek, a key...