Environmental

Health

photo courtesy of Dean Reynolds
Crag works with local residents, community organizations, and conservation groups to hold industry and local governments accountable for polluting our air, land, and water.  When industrial facilities violate permit requirements under the Clean Water Act or Clean Air Act, risking the health of local communities by degrading water and air quality, Crag seeks to enforce permit requirements in court.  Additionally, Crag advises clients on state-wide efforts to reform pollution prevention and control regulations.  By working to reform state legislation and enforce current laws and regulations, Crag strives to protect human and environmental health of current and future generations.

What We’re Working On

Yacolt Mountain Quarry

Yacolt Mountain Quarry

Crag is representing The East Fork Community Coalition (EFCC) in reviewing the proposed expansion of mining operations in the YMQ and ensuring that Clark County follows all applicable laws in the process.

Unlawful Botched Repairs At Winchester Dam

Unlawful Botched Repairs At Winchester Dam

Crag is representing a coalition of fishing and conservation organizations to intervene in the DEQ enforcement action to hold Basco Logging accountable for a botched repair at Winchester Dam.

Restoring Portland Harbor

Restoring Portland Harbor

Crag represents the Nez Perce Tribe’s interests in the Portland Harbor Superfund project on the Willamette River. The lower stretch of the Willamette River, near its confluence with the Columbia River, has long been central to the livelihoods and traditions of the...

Molalla Wastewater Treatment Plant Violations

Molalla Wastewater Treatment Plant Violations

The city of Molalla—located in Clackamas County, Oregon—is failing to protect the right to clean water. For over a decade, Molalla’s sewage treatment plant has violated the terms of its permit, undermining people’s health and the quality of the Molalla River.

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