Tag Archives: Air Quality/Monitoring

Oregon DEQ upset by EPA rollback of air quality rules

Attorney general to join other states in challenge. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent announcement of its Affordable Clean Energy Rule “is one of Washington D.C.’s biggest pollution rollbacks to date,” the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said Friday. “The rule will interfere with states’ ability to protect public health and the environment,” the agency […]
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Smoke and drones complicate health, safety during fire season

With grass curing at lower elevations, fire managers announced they are preparing for a “normal” fire season in Northeast Oregon and the accompanying smoke and safety hazards. Source: Smoke and drones complicate health, safety during fire season

Oregon health experts urge preparations for wildfire smoke

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – It’s becoming a summer ritual Portlanders love to hate: smoky wildfire seasons that shroud the city in smoke for weeks at a time. Source: Oregon health experts urge preparations for wildfire smoke

Arauco air quality permits up for comment

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is accepting public comments on air quality permit applications for two Arauco North America wood products plants in the Albany area. The company is seeking a Title V air quality permit for its Flakeboard America plant at 2550 Old Salem Road in Millersburg. Source: Arauco air quality permits up […]
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Air Quality: Smoke on horizon as wildfire season looms

With wildfire season just around the corner, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is warning it is time to make sure that homes are ready to resist smoke, that people know how to track air quality conditions, and that they understand how to safeguard their health during severe smoke. Source: Air Quality: Smoke on horizon […]
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When LA’s Air Got Better, Kids’ Asthma Cases Dropped

New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control. Children who live in areas with bad air pollution are more likely to develop asthma, which is the most common chronic illness among young people. But when you […]
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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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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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Oregon makes progress on expired air quality permits, audit says

A 2018 audit found that 43 percent of the state’s largest polluters are operating under expired permits. Source: Oregon makes progress on expired air quality permits, audit says

Oregon’s Air Is Getting Worse, According To American Lung Association

Oregon’s air is getting worse — according to a new report from the American Lung Association. Every year the association looks at data from federal air monitors in 900 counties. Those monitors track things like ozone and particle pollution, from factories and wildfires. Source: Oregon’s Air Is Getting Worse, According To American Lung Association