CLIMATE NEWS

LNG Proposal Takes Knock-Out Punch

LNG Proposal Takes Knock-Out Punch

In a decision issued today, the Oregon Court of Appeals hammered what could be the final nail in the coffin for the Bradwood Landing LNG project.  Opponents of liquefied natural gas (LNG) celebrated earlier this year when the company announced it was filing for...

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...

COMMUNITIES NEWS

Land Use Board of Appeals Rejects Destination Resort Approval

Land Use Board of Appeals Rejects Destination Resort Approval

A proposed large-scale destination resort on a remote and wild section of the Oregon coast in Curry County will not move forward without further review by the local land use authority.  In a decision issued Friday, the Land Use Board of Appeals found that the county...

Curry County Denies Gravel Mining Renewal Request

Last year Crag represented Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition in appealing a land use decision allowing Tidewater Contractors to mine gravel at the site of an old plywood mill adjacent to the Rogue River.  Before the Land Use Board of Appeals, Crag argued that water...

Appeals Board Rejects Air Permits for Offshore Drilling in the Arctic

Appeals Board Rejects Air Permits for Offshore Drilling in the Arctic

Late last week, the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB or Board) in Washington, DC rejected two air permits issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Shell Oil for proposed offshore drilling projects in the Arctic.  The Crag Law Center represented local...

THE WILD NEWS

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...

Timber Industry Effort to Drop Protections for Seabird Rejected

Timber Industry Effort to Drop Protections for Seabird Rejected

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected a timber industry petition to strip the marbled murrelet of Endangered Species Act protections.  The Pacific Northwest seabird is declining in population because of habitat loss and fragmentation and should remain listed as...