CLIMATE NEWS

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...

Industry Attack on Portland Fossil Fuel Policy Fails

Industry Attack on Portland Fossil Fuel Policy Fails

Oregon Supreme Court Declines Review, Leaving in Place Oregon Court of Appeals Ruling in Favor of Portland's Fossil Fuel Ordinance July 31, 2018 (Portland, Ore.) –– Today a coalition of public interest groups celebrated news that opponents to Portland's fossil fuel...

COMMUNITIES NEWS

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...

Molalla Wastewater Treatment Plant Violations

Molalla Wastewater Treatment Plant Violations

Molalla River. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management. Clean water is essential for people and wildlife to survive. The city of Molalla—located in Clackamas County, Oregon—is failing to protect this right. For over a decade, Molalla’s sewage treatment plant...

Jordan Cove LNG Terminal

Jordan Cove LNG Terminal

Jordan Cove LNG Terminal“With the potential to be the largest source of greenhouse gases in the state, this project is totally inconsistent with the state’s climate goals. Hundreds of waterways, wildlife habitat areas, and private property would be impacted. And the...

THE WILD NEWS

Klamath Advocates Go To Court Over Wildlife Management

Klamath Advocates Go To Court Over Wildlife Management

On January 17, Crag filed suit on behalf of three conservation groups, Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon Wild and WaterWatch of Oregon, in federal court against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failure to follow federal law in the creation of the Comprehensive...

Letter from the Tongass

Letter from the Tongass

In 1879 on his first trip to Southeast Alaska in what is now the Tongass National Forest, naturalist and wilderness lover John Muir was overcome by the dramatic landscape. He first witnessed the region from aboard a passenger ship, sailing through the island...