Category Archives: Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Air Pollution From Oregon Woodstoves Rival That From Wildfires

Wildfires aren’t the only thing threatening air quality in Oregon. Data from the Oregon Environmental Council show that pollution from burning wood in chimneys and woodstoves can rival that from wildfires. Around 12.8 million pounds of harmful particulate matter is emitted from Oregon woodstoves and chimneys each year. Source: Air Pollution From Oregon Woodstoves Rival […]
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Portland discharged untreated wastewater into Columbia Slough

State regulators propose to fine the city $40,200 for discharging 263,670 gallon of untreated wastewater in 2018 Source: Pamplin Media Group – DEQ: Portland discharged untreated wastewater into Columbia Slough

The Oregon Department of State Lands Rejects Extension Request on Key Permit for Proposed Jordan Cove LNG Project

The Oregon Department of State Lands today rejected a request for an extension on a key permit for the proposed Jordan Cove natural gas pipeline and export terminal. Source: The Oregon Department of State Lands Rejects Extension Request on Key Permit for Proposed Jordan Cove LNG Project – Willamette Week

Oregon DEQ data shows woodstove pollution on wildfire’s scale

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality data released Wednesday shows 12.8 million pounds of particulate pollution matter are released into Oregon’s air by woodstoves and chimneys each year. Source: Oregon DEQ data shows woodstove pollution on wildfire’s scale | | heraldandnews.com

Oregon DEQ Data Shows Pollution From Woodstoves Is On A Wildfire’s Scale

New data from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality shows woodstoves and chimneys emit particulate pollution at levels similar to a wildfire. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has released new data that shows 12.8 million pounds of particulate pollution matter are released into Oregon’s air by woodstoves and chimneys each year. Source: Oregon DEQ […]
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Wood stoves, chimneys emit amounts of pollution comparable to wildfires, data shows

Breathing in smoke from chimneys and wood stoves can harm your health, data from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality shows. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), just one hour of burning 10 lbs of wood generates 4,300 times more carcinogens than 30 cigarettes. Source: Wood stoves, chimneys emit amounts of pollution comparable to […]
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Covanta Marion tries again to get renewable energy designation for garbage burner

Covanta Marion officials have said that if the legislation fails again, they will have to double garbage rates or shutter the plant. Source: Covanta Marion tries again to get renewable energy designation for garbage burner

Findley troubled by new cap-trade bill that is alive in Salem

State Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, said a new proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions is worse than House Bill 2020 which triggered intense debate among lawmakers and spawned a nine-day walkout by Senate Republicans. Source: Findley troubled by new cap-trade bill that is alive in Salem | Malheur Enterprise

State slaps aluminum recycling company with fine

Oregon regulators issued a $1.3 million penalty against an aluminum recycling firm, accusing the processor of violating its air quality permit by melting dirty feedstock. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on Jan. 8 issued the penalty against Hydro Extrusion USA, which is part of global aluminum company Norsk Hydro. Source: State slaps aluminum […]
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DEQ levies $1.3M fine for The Dalles plant violations

Facility violated air quality permit for over a year. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a nearly $1.3M penalty to Hydro Extrusion USA LLC for multiple air quality permit violations at its aluminum recycling facility in The Dalles on Jan.8, according to a press release from DEQ. The fine is the largest air […]
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