Federal Government Rejects Request to Overturn Oregon’s Denial of LNG Project


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:February 8, 2020 Contact:Allie Rosenbluth, allie@rogueclimate.org, 541-816-2240 Oregon Denial of Jordan Cove LNG Project Upheld by Federal Government Decision marks yet another blow against the proposed fracked gas project and LNG terminal in Southern Oregon [Washington, D.C.] — The proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and fracked gas pipeline faced another massive blow … Continue reading Federal Government Rejects Request to Overturn Oregon’s Denial of LNG Project

Victory for Eugene Climate Goals!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:February 9, 2021 Contacts:Dylan Plummer, Grassroots Organizer, Cascadia Wildlands; 541.531.1858, emailAvery Temple, Climate Justice Fellow, Cascadia Wildlands; 941.932.7331, email City of Eugene Hits Brakes on NW Natural Contract Renewal, Citing Climate Goals 30+ Grassroots Climate Groups Claim Victory as City Council Stalls on Talks EUGENE, OR – After three months of public pressure and … Continue reading Victory for Eugene Climate Goals!

Wild and Scenic River Legislation Introduced


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:February 4, 2021 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 email Senators Wyden and Merkley Introduce Bold Wild and Scenic Rivers Legislation for Oregon Waterways On February 3, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced the River Democracy Act, which will add 4,700 river miles in Oregon into the Wild and Scenic Rivers system. … Continue reading Wild and Scenic River Legislation Introduced

Op-Ed: Nothing Recovers from Massive Timber Grab


by Dylan Plummer, CW Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in The Register-Guard, Jan. 23, 2021. The ferns were sprouting already. Green fronds poked out in stark contrast with the charred trees of the McKenzie watershed. Yet despite the signs of new life, it was difficult not to feel as though this watershed had been forever transformed as … Continue reading Op-Ed: Nothing Recovers from Massive Timber Grab

BLOG: A Week to Remember


by Bethany Cotton, Campaign Director What a wonderful week for Cascadia! TUESDAY On Tuesday, the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and 230-mile Pacific Connector pipeline was dealt what we hope is a fatal blow by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which – in a surprise but welcomed move – denied the … Continue reading BLOG: A Week to Remember

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Upholds Oregon’s Denial of Key Jordan Cove LNG Permit


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2021 Contact: Dylan Plummer, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 531-1858, dylan@cascwild.org Potentially fatal blow for fracked gas export terminal and pipeline proposed in Oregon [WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) upheld the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s denial of a key permit for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG … Continue reading Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Upholds Oregon’s Denial of Key Jordan Cove LNG Permit

Western Wolf Coalition Challenges Nationwide Wolf Delisting


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:January 14, 2021 Contact:Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746Kelly Nokes, Western Environmental Law Center, 575-613-8051John Mellgren, Western Environmental Law Center, 541-359-0990Erik Molvar, Western Watersheds Project, 307-399-7910Lindsay Larris, WildEarth Guardians, 310-923-1465 Today, a coalition of Western wolf advocates challenged the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to prematurely strip wolves of federal protections in the … Continue reading Western Wolf Coalition Challenges Nationwide Wolf Delisting

USFWS cuts northern spotted owl critical habitat by 42% in likely death sentence for species


For immediate releaseJanuary 13, 2021 Contacts:Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center, 503-914-1323, brown@westernlaw.orgTom Wheeler, EPIC, 206 356 8689, tom@wildcalifornia.orgBethany Cotton, Cascadia Wildlands, 503-327-4923, Bethany@cascwild.org Today, with six days remaining in the Trump administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule eliminating 3.4 million acres of critical habitat for the northern spotted … Continue reading USFWS cuts northern spotted owl critical habitat by 42% in likely death sentence for species

The First Week of 2021 & What is to Come in Cascadia and Beyond


I’ve long described my commitment to conservation as a combination of love and outrage: profound love for the wild places and wildlife we work to protect and outrage at the destruction for which our fellow humans are responsible. On Wednesday, I felt that same combination. This time a deep and abiding love for the people … Continue reading The First Week of 2021 & What is to Come in Cascadia and Beyond