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...

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...

Portland Fossil Fuel Limitation

Portland Fossil Fuel Limitation

In December 2016, the City of Portland took a major step against the expansion of dirty fossil fuels and toward climate justice by unanimously adopting citywide restrictions on bulk fossil fuel infrastructure. The City amended its zoning code to restrict new fossil...

COMMUNITIES NEWS

Zoning Portland for a Stable Climate

Zoning Portland for a Stable Climate

When it comes to protecting the climate, we often find ourselves playing defense against massive fossil fuel development proposals that threaten our communities and environment. In the Pacific Northwest, we have experienced an onslaught of fossil fuel export proposals...

Protecting Farmland for our Food and our Future

Protecting Farmland for our Food and our Future

Take a drive down the winding rural roads north of Clatskanie, Oregon. Meandering through this part of Columbia County, one cannot help but feel a sense of appreciation while observing some of the best farmland in the country. On these agricultural lands in the...

Holding the Green Line Using Local Land Use Laws

Holding the Green Line Using Local Land Use Laws

For over a decade, Crag has been working with local communities to hold the line against new fossil fuel terminals and pipelines along the Oregon Coast, including in Coos Bay and the lower Columbia River estuary. Even though the Federal Energy Regulatory...

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...