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

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...

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...

THE WILD 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...

Trout Creek Update

Trout Creek Update

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Land Management issued a last minute closure of Trout Creek, one of Oregon’s most beloved rock climbing destinations.  The climbing community absolutely shares BLM’s interest in protecting habitat for golden eagles, but the lack of...

Court Rejects Old-Growth Clearcuts in the Tongass National Forest

Court Rejects Old-Growth Clearcuts in the Tongass National Forest

Crag recently won a key victory in the fight to preserve old-growth forest and wildlife habitat in the Tongass National Forest.  In the case – Greenpeace v. Cole - the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out four old-growth timber sales that would have logged...

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