CLIMATE NEWS

Crag Scores Important Win in Case to Protect the Salish Sea

Crag Scores Important Win in Case to Protect the Salish Sea

On Friday October 11, the Thurston County Superior Court agreed with a coalition of groups that the Shorelines Hearings Board must address whether an Environmental Impact Statement prepared by Skagit County adequately considers impacts to critically endangered...

Youth Climate Case Heads to the Oregon Supreme Court

Youth Climate Case Heads to the Oregon Supreme Court

Oregon Supreme Court Grants Plaintiffs’ Request to Take Up Youth Climate Lawsuit Against the State  Crag and our young clients Kelsey Juliana and Ollie Chernaik are gearing up to go the Oregon Supreme Court. On May 23, 2019, the Oregon Supreme Court granted the youth...

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...

COMMUNITIES NEWS

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...

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...

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...