CLIMATE NEWS

Oregon Youth Climate Case Heats Up

Oregon Youth Climate Case Heats Up

Crag takes youth climate case to the Oregon Supreme Court Crag Law Center is asking the Oregon Supreme Court to take up the case of Oregon youth who are suing the state government for failing to protect our shared natural resources from the devastating impacts of...

Second Win for Farmland at Port Westward

Second Win for Farmland at Port Westward

The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals rejected Columbia County's second attempt to open 837 acres of high-value agricultural land along the Columbia River to industrial development. The Port of St. Helens proposes doubling the size of its rural Port Westward property...

Port Westward: Rezoning Farmland for Industrial Use

Port Westward: Rezoning Farmland for Industrial Use

Along the Columbia River, Port Westward exhibits a delicate balance between development and agriculture, hosting some of the best farmland in the entire country. Local farmers grow heirloom peppermint, native spearmint, and plenty of delicious blueberries. These...

COMMUNITIES NEWS

Victory for Oregon Wine Country!

Victory for Oregon Wine Country!

 Yamhill County Farmers and Vintners Celebrate Court Ruling Protects Oregon Wine Country from Rural Sprawl In two decisions issued last week, the Oregon Court of Appeals took a big step to preserve Oregon farm and forest lands from large developments proposed under...

Oregon Farmland Protected at Port Westward!

Oregon Farmland Protected at Port Westward!

Court Decision Effectively Halts Plans for Proposed Methanol Refinery, Industrial Expansion at Columbia River Port Crag is celebrating with our client Columbia Riverkeeper on a key victory for farmland and our climate. On May 22, 2019 the Oregon Court of Appeals...

Protecting Rural Coastal Lands from Sprawl

Protecting Rural Coastal Lands from Sprawl

Protecting Rural Coastal Lands from Sprawl   On August 24, 2018, Crag and our client, Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, celebrated a win for rural working lands and the laws that protect coastal landscapes. In 2004, Oregonians adopted a law that rolled back...

THE WILD NEWS

Up with Salmon, Down with Clearcuts

Up with Salmon, Down with Clearcuts

Today Crag Law Center along with Amy Atwood of The Center for Biological Diversity filed a complaint against the Oregon Department of Forestry for poor logging and road-use practices in the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests that harm threatened coho salmon through...

Keeping Mt. Hood Wild & Free

Keeping Mt. Hood Wild & Free

Since the 1970s, Mt. Hood Meadows has sought to build a destination resort on the North side of Mt. Hood near Cooper Spur. Local citizens, conservation groups, recreation clubs and communities around Mt. Hood have repeatedly opposed these efforts. After decades of...

Climate, Forests and the Eagle Creek Fire

Climate, Forests and the Eagle Creek Fire

Crag Law Center has worked since our founding to protect the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest. Our forests provide clean drink water, homes for wildlife, inspirational recreational opportunities and carbon storage critical to a stable climate. Forests and...