CLIMATE NEWS

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...

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...

Crook River Destination Resort Rejected by LUBA

Crook River Destination Resort Rejected by Luba2011History A property adjacent to the Crook Point Unit of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and the Pacific Ocean, and sandwiched between two state parks: Pistol River State Park to the north and Boardman State...

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...

THE WILD NEWS

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...

Umatilla National Forest Rescinds Third Controversial Logging Project

Umatilla National Forest Rescinds Third Controversial Logging Project

(Pendleton, Oregon).  For the third time in recent months, the Forest Service has withdrawn a scientifically-controversial large-scale timber sale sparing beautiful forests, wildlife, and spring fed salmon waterways from damaging logging. The Umatilla National Forest...