Tag Archives: Air Quality

Put Oregonians’ health first; pass cap-and-trade legislation

With the new federal corporate tax cuts now in effect, the Oregon Legislature should seize the opportunity this short session to protect the state’s clean air and grow good-paying, clean-energy jobs. Big polluters may pay more but most of them will now have the capital to make investments. Source: Put Oregonians’ health first; pass cap-and-trade legislation

Editorial: Legislators must get DEQ on track

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality has a heck of a problem. It is supposed to help keep Oregon’s air clean. But it isn’t keeping up with air quality permits. And Gov. Kate Brown has a proposal to add another layer of clean air regulations to the state. The Legislature needs to figure out the best […]
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Human Health Put At Risk In Oregon By Air Pollution Permit Backlog: Audit

A backlog of outdated air pollution permits is endangering public health and frustrating business owners, according to a newly released audit by the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office. About 40 percent of air quality permits for major industrial sources of pollution are overdue for renewal by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, according to the […]
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