CLIMATE NEWS

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...

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...

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

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...

Suit Filed to Protect Polar Bear from Pesticide Contamination.

Suit Filed to Protect Polar Bear from Pesticide Contamination.

Crag Law Center files suit for the Center for Biological Diversity to force EPA to curtail contamination of the Artic. On behalf of its client, the Center for Biological Diversity, Crag Law Center has filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for...