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


Jan 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 export terminal and … 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 releaseJan 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

USFWS: Northern spotted owls are endangered, but we’re too busy to help


For Immediate Release:December 14, 2020 Contacts: Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a finding on the northern spotted owl’s listing status, spurred by a lawsuit filed last week by wildlife advocates. The finding states “reclassification of the northern spotted owl from a threatened species to an endangered … Continue reading USFWS: Northern spotted owls are endangered, but we’re too busy to help

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Imperiled Wolverine


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:December 14, 2020 Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.orgMatthew Bishop, Western Environmental Law Center, 406-422-9866, bishop@westernlaw.org  Coalition lawsuit: Science says wolverines need protection Today, a coalition of wildlife advocates challenged the Trump Fish and Wildlife Service’s (the Service’s) decision to deny protections to imperiled wolverines under the Endangered Species Act. This is the … Continue reading Lawsuit Filed to Protect Imperiled Wolverine

Time’s up: Feds missed deadlines for years, harming imperiled northern spotted owls


For Immediate Release: December 8, 2020 Contact:Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands, 314-482-3746, nick@cascwild.org Lawsuit filed against USFWS for failing to follow through with protecting the northern spotted owl Today, a group of wildlife advocates filed a complaint in federal district court against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) for falling to take multiple actions … Continue reading Time’s up: Feds missed deadlines for years, harming imperiled northern spotted owls

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


For Immediate Release: December 1, 2020 Contact: 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 … Continue reading Missing lynx: Advocates challenge Feds’ refusal to prepare recovery plan

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!

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). … Continue reading Wolves: Groups Will Challenge Trump Admin Removal of Endangered Species Protections in Lower 48

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