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!
Trump Administration Pushing Through Environmental Rollbacks During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Gene McCarthy Cascadia Wildlands Legal Intern, Summer 2020 It can be exhausting keeping up with the constant barrage of unfortunate news covering the current administration’s breakneck efforts to remove environmental safeguards. Unfortunately, the past six months during the COVID-19 pandemic have been no exception. … Continue reading BLOG: Environmental Rollbacks Gut Core Conservation Laws
A Report on the Board of Forestry Meeting, 25 April 2018 By Will Watson, WildCAT Volunteer. Last month, Cascadia Wildland’s staff attorney, Gabe Scott, and volunteers John Selove and I travelled up to Salem to a meeting of the Oregon State Board of Forestry. The BOF is the executive board of the Oregon Department of … Continue reading “Let the Big Trees Alone. Let Them Grow”
The third resurrection of the zombie pipeline is upon us. Like the premise for an 80s horror film, the Jordan Cove Energy Project proposal slated for southwest Oregon makes little sense, yet it just won’t seem to be forgotten. First proposed in 2004, the 232-mile Pacific Connector LNG pipeline and accompanying Jordan Cove liquified … Continue reading Putting Fracked Gas Infrastructure on Kate Brown’s Agenda
by Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands In-House Counsel I’m sitting in the Drake Peak fire lookout tower in Oregon's Fremont-Winema National Forest for a long weekend with my young kids, taking in the wind-swept views while they explore the mountain, and watching a forest fire burn. As the sun sets it makes Mount Shasta glow … Continue reading On Westerman, Walden, and Kids: Contemplating Oregon’s Fire Season from Drake Peak Lookout
by Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands House Counsel Ready for some good news? Last week our partners at Eyak Preservation Council announced that the major part of Alaska’s Bering River Coalfield, and the old-growth forest on top of it, has been permanently protected! Several things about this historic victory make it especially sweet. Ecologically it protects … Continue reading Reflections on the Enormous Victory in Northern Cascadia and Coming Full Circle
by Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands Legal Director On August 5, the Bureau of Land Management signed a new management plan for western Oregon. Cascadia Wildlands and our conservation allies protested the initial draft of this plan, but the BLM's decision yesterday largely ignored all our points of contention. From a broad perspective, the plan will … Continue reading BLM Signs Devastating New Management Plan for Oregon’s Forests!
For Immediate Release April 12, 2016 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, Cascadia Wildlands 541-844-8182, email@example.com Doug Heiken, Conservation & Restoration Coordinator, Oregon Wild 541-344-0675, firstname.lastname@example.org Joseph Vaile, Executive Director, Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center 541-488-5789, email@example.com Bureau of Land Management to Weaken Environmental Protections in Western Oregon Clean water, wildlife protections, and recreation suffer … Continue reading Press Release: BLM to Weaken Environmental Protections in Western Oregon
by Francis Eatherington, Cascadia Wildlands Umpqua Regional Advisor Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied the Jordan Cove Project. We were shocked as FERC is known as the rubber-stamping government agency that approves fossil fuel projects at any cost. Even the promoter of Jordan Cove, Canadian-based Veresen Inc., said it was “shocked … Continue reading Blog: Jordan Cove LNG knocked to its knees