CLIMATE NEWS

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...

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...

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

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...

Too Much, Too Fast, Too Risky

Too Much, Too Fast, Too Risky

Fishing and Conservation Groups Challenge State Forester Marvin Brown's Proposal to Increase Clearcutting on Your Coastal Rainforests. Damage to Salmon, Lack of Science On April 22, 2010, the Board of Forestry voted 5 to 2 to open your Tillamook and Clatsop State...