Category Archives: Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

LRAPA adopts stringent rules of Cleaner Air Oregon

Rule changes are in the air for industries in Lane County, intended to better protect the health of people living near those facilities. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, which regulates air pollution and emissions in the county, has adopted more stringent guidelines for monitoring and permitting air toxics. The state Environmental Quality Commission approved […]
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Oregon Pushes Back On Trump Environmental Policy In Bill Headed To Governor .

House Bill 2250 directs state agencies to assess changes to federal environmental rules under President Donald Trump. If they’re less protective, Oregon would write its own. Source: Oregon Pushes Back On Trump Environmental Policy In Bill Headed To Governor . News | OPB

Jordan Cove defends pipeline project

The company proposing a natural gas pipeline and export terminal in Southern Oregon has submitted a 1,636-page defense of the project as it fights to gain key state permits for the project. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality denied a Clean Water Act permit May 6, but said the Canadian-headquartered energy company Pembina could apply […]
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Support HB 2007 to clean up diesel smoke and fumes

Since the early 1990s, residents and local industry of Jackson County have worked hard to improve our air quality. Old, dirty wood stoves have been replaced with cleaner sources of heat. Cars have been inspected by the Department of Environmental Quality during license renewals. Industry in White City has spent millions in an effort to […]
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Our voices are still needed after state denies Jordan Cove clean water permit

Southern Oregonians have delivered another historic blow to the proposed Jordan Cove fracked gas export terminal and pipeline, showing that we can defeat this destructive project if we make our voices heard even more in the months to come. On May 6, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality denied a Clean Water Act Section 401 […]
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Cleanup begins of burned ship that ran aground on Oregon coast

Cleanup began Friday to remove the remains of a torched commercial fishing ship that washed up late last week on a beach south of Bandon. About 50 to 60 feet of the 64-foot Ann Kathleen, including its hull, mast and several mechanical parts, are still on the beach as well as smaller debris that has […]
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Fiery S. Oregon Coast Shipwreck Under Cleanup Efforts Now

A small shipwreck has created a large stir on the southern Oregon coast. Now, the cleanup begins after a fiery crash onto the sand. On May 2, a 64-foot fishing vessel out of Washington called the Ann Kathleen caught fire off the southern Oregon coast, causing all crew to abandon the craft. They were rescued […]
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Lawmakers release new, ‘almost final’ version of carbon cap and trade bill

Democratic lawmakers this week unveiled what’s close to the final version of a proposed carbon cap and trade policy, the expansive and complex legislation that would put Oregon at the forefront of U.S. efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. Source: Lawmakers release new, ‘almost final’ version of carbon cap and trade […]
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Cap-and-trade bill ignores financial reality facing struggling families | Opinion

The cap-and-trade bill in the Oregon Legislature would significantly increase costs for low-income families while making no headway in solving the climate change problem it seeks to address, writes Cathe Wiese, executive director of a nonprofit that serves homeless families. Source: Opinion: Cap-and-trade bill ignores financial reality facing struggling families

Key State Certification Denied For SW Oregon’s Jordan Cove Natural Gas Export Project

Oregon environmental regulators delivered a blow to the Jordan Cove energy export project on Oregon’s south coast, saying the liquefied natural gas project doesn’t meet water quality standards. Oregon environmental regulators delivered a blow Monday to a controversial energy export proposal on Oregon’s south coast, saying the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas pipeline and terminal project falls short of […]
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