Op-Ed: NW Natural is Gaslighting Oregonians


by Dylan Plummer, CW Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in The Register-Guard, Feb. 27, 2021. NW Natural is gaslighting the city of Eugene and holding our climate goals hostage in the process. The fracked gas corporation is petulantly demanding that it — an industry fundamentally wedded to the continued use of fossil fuels  —  knows what’s best for … Continue reading Op-Ed: NW Natural is Gaslighting Oregonians

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

Op-Ed: 20/20 Vision For a Wilder Cascadia


By Dylan Plummer, CW Grassroots Organizer Originally published in The Register-Guard, Dec. 26, 2020. Though much has been lost since European settlement brought extractive industry to the shores of the Pacific, the land still maintains the beauty and bounty that have defined Cascadia since time immemorial. This bioregion has long been an ecological jewel, with … Continue reading Op-Ed: 20/20 Vision For a Wilder Cascadia

Op-ed: Hope for Action Beyond Climate Deferral


By Dylan Plummer, CW Grassroots OrganizerOriginally 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 … Continue reading Op-ed: Hope for Action Beyond Climate Deferral

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

Environmental, public health, and social justice groups file legal challenge against DHS citing lack of analysis on impacts of teargas to human health and the environment


For Immediate Release:October 20, 2020 Media Contacts:Dylan Plummer, Grassroots Organizer, Cascadia Wildlands; dylan@cascwild.org, 541.531.1858Doug Brown, Communications Strategist, ACLU of Oregon; dbrown@aclu-or.org, 7 34.239.2706 Broad Coalition of Organizations Sue Feds for Use of Chemical Weapons in Portland Portland, OR – With no regard for health or safety, the federal government blatantly violated federal environmental law when … Continue reading Environmental, public health, and social justice groups file legal challenge against DHS citing lack of analysis on impacts of teargas to human health and the environment

Op-Ed: Industrial Forest Management and the Holiday Farm Fire


By Dylan Plummer, Grassroots OrganizerOriginally published in the Register-Guard, Sept. 26, 2020. In the midst of a historic fire season that has left millions of acres burned, thousands of homes destroyed and dozens dead across the West, it is time for our community to start asking some tough questions, especially this one: What is driving the wildfires … Continue reading Op-Ed: Industrial Forest Management and the Holiday Farm Fire

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Petitioned to End Beaver Trapping and Hunting on Federal Land


For Immediate Release, September 10, 2020 Contact: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org PORTLAND, Ore.— Conservation groups filed a petition today asking the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to permanently close commercial and recreational beaver trapping and hunting on the state’s federally managed public lands and the waters that flow through them. Beavers are Oregon’s … Continue reading Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Petitioned to End Beaver Trapping and Hunting on Federal Land

Victory for Washington Wolves, Governor Inslee Grants Petition for Enforceable Protections!


For Immediate Release, September 4, 2020 Contact:       Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, (314) 482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Gov. Inslee Orders Rework of Washington’s Wolf-killing Policies New Directive Reverses State’s Previous Rejection of Petition by Wolf Advocates SEATTLE— In a win for wolf advocates, Gov. Jay Inslee directed the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission today to draft new rules governing … Continue reading Victory for Washington Wolves, Governor Inslee Grants Petition for Enforceable Protections!