CLIMATE NEWS

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...

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...

COMMUNITIES NEWS

White Salmon River Valley Water Threatened

White Salmon River Valley Water Threatened

The Crag Law Center represents the Friends of the White Salmon River, the Friends of the Columbia Gorge and Citizens for Common Sense on the White Salmon in a challenge to a proposal floated by Klickitat County to rezone over 1,000 acres of land in the White Salmon...

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

State Forest Logging Halted for Marbled Murrelets

State Forest Logging Halted for Marbled Murrelets

Eleven timber sales and all logging activities in known occupied marbled murrelet sites in the Tillamook, Clatsop, and Elliott State Forests have been halted due to the threat of harm to marbled murrelets – a threatened seabird that is protected under the Endangered...

Murrelet Lawsuit Halts More Old-Growth Logging

Murrelet Lawsuit Halts More Old-Growth Logging

The Oregon Department of Forestry recently released its 2013 plans for logging in the Elliott State Forest.  Of the sales planned for next year, 15 will be deferred from logging due to the marbled murrelet lawsuit against Oregon Department of Forestry and other state...

On to the Supreme Court . . .

On to the Supreme Court . . .

Across the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a spider web of logging roads crisscrosses the landscape from the steep hillsides of headwater areas to the lower elevation valleys.  Each fall, iconic runs of salmon return to these watersheds, instinctively drawn to the...

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