CLIMATE NEWS

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...

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...

Appeals Board Rejects Air Permits for Offshore Drilling in the Arctic

Appeals Board Rejects Air Permits for Offshore Drilling in the Arctic

Late last week, the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB or Board) in Washington, DC rejected two air permits issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Shell Oil for proposed offshore drilling projects in the Arctic.  The Crag Law Center represented local...

THE WILD NEWS

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  For the third time in recent months, the Forest Service has withdrawn a scientifically-controversial large-scale timber sale sparing beautiful forests, wildlife, and spring fed salmon waterways from damaging logging.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

Preserving the Stories and Legacy of Kate McCarthy

Preserving the Stories and Legacy of Kate McCarthy

At 92 years-young, Kate McCarthy has probably been hiking the trails of Mt. Hood longer than anyone else on Earth. As a young teenage girl, she camped in lush alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and song birds and learned to mountaineer with her father. Later, she...