Op-ed: Hope for Action Beyond Climate Deferral


By Dylan Plummer, Grassroots Organizer.Originally published in The Register-Guard, Nov. 28, 2020. In Eugene, the home of the tree-hugger, a new kind of climate denial is taking shape — climate deferral. In 2010, the city of Eugene released its first Community Climate and Energy Action Plan, calling for a reduction of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50% … Continue reading Op-ed: Hope for Action Beyond Climate Deferral

Missing lynx: Advocates challenge Feds’ refusal to prepare recovery plan


For immediate release December 1, 2020 Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Today, a coalition of conservation organizations filed a complaint in federal court challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (the Service’s) decision to forgo recovery planning for threatened Canada lynx. Recovery plans are important tools required by the Endangered Species Act, often referred … Continue reading Missing lynx: Advocates challenge Feds’ refusal to prepare recovery plan

Cascadia Wildlands and Allies Call for Eugene to Step Away from New Fracked Gas Infrastructure


For Immediate ReleaseNovember 18, 2020 Contacts:Dylan Plummer, Grassroots Organizer, Cascadia Wildlands 541.531.1858 dylan@cascwild.org Broad Coalition Calls for Transition Away from Fracked Gas and Halt to Construction of New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in Eugene EUGENE, OR – Eugene residents and grassroots organizations including NAACP Eugene/Springfield, Beyond Toxics and Springfield Eugene Tenants Association sent a public letter to Eugene … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands and Allies Call for Eugene to Step Away from New Fracked Gas Infrastructure

Victory! Court rules GE Salmon Approval Unlawful!


On November 5, 2020, a federal court ruled in favor of Cascadia Wildlands’ lawsuit that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated core federal laws when it approved the first-ever genetically engineered (GE) animal: a GE salmon! This decision is a huge victory for wild salmon, the environment, and our fishing communities. This work was … Continue reading Victory! Court rules GE Salmon Approval Unlawful!

Lawsuit accuses Homeland Security of violating environmental law with Portland tear gas deployment


By Monica Samayoa (OPB)Article published by OPB, Oct. 21, 2020 6:38 a.m. Several Oregon environmental groups sued the federal government Tuesday over its use of tear gas to control crowds during Black Lives Matter protests in Portland. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, alleges that the Department of Homeland Security violated the … Continue reading Lawsuit accuses Homeland Security of violating environmental law with Portland tear gas deployment

Op-Ed: Same Playbook, Different Business


By Dylan Plummer, Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in the Register-Guard, Oct. 24, 2020. People often ask why it is that the timber industry and environmentalists cannot seem to agree on anything. I would respond by saying that there is one thing that we do see eye-to-eye on: Our forests, and the way that they are managed, … Continue reading Op-Ed: Same Playbook, Different Business

Wolves: Groups Will Challenge Trump Admin Removal of Endangered Species Protections in Lower 48


For Immediate Release:October 29, 2020 Contacts:Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.orgJohn Mellgren, Western Environmental Law Center, 541-359-0990, mellgren@westernlaw.orgKelly Nokes, Western Environmental Law Center, 575-613-8051, nokes@westernlaw.org Today, the Trump administration will announce its decision to prematurely remove endangered species protections for wolves in the lower 48 states, in violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The … Continue reading Wolves: Groups Will Challenge Trump Admin Removal of Endangered Species Protections in Lower 48