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

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...

A walk in the woods with the Forest Service

A walk in the woods with the Forest Service

Nothing beats going on a hike on a sunny day in Oregon, especially when you’re in the company of Forest Service experts.  Accompanied by two Crag summer interns, Derek Leuzzi and Alix Jacobson, I recently joined a group of Hood River Valley residents, Forest Service...

Land Trade to Protect the North Side of Mt. Hood Moving Forward

Land Trade to Protect the North Side of Mt. Hood Moving Forward

The Forest Service effort to protect the North side of Mt. Hood is underway. At long last, the Forest Service and Meadows are taking the formal steps to complete the protection of the North side at Cooper Spur as Wilderness and a watershed protection zone.  Senator...

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