Tag Archives: DEQ

BottleDrop sees surge of containers after deposit increase

Albany’s BottleDrop Oregon Redemption Center, 2141 Santiam Highway SE, has been bustling since April 1, when Oregon’s deposit on cans and bottles doubled to 10 cents. The local facility received roughly 400,000 to 450,000 containers a week over the past year, but that’s jumped to about 800,000 recently, said Jules Bailey, chief stewardship officer and […]
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How Trump’s EPA cuts could gut Oregon environmental programs

A leaked memo shows the Trump administration wants to slash the EPA by $2.6 billion. These Oregon programs would take the biggest hit. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality now knows just how deep the Trump administration wants to cut programs at the Environmental Protection Agency, and the cuts could gut some of Oregon’s biggest […]
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Bill to regulate Oregon dairy air emissions fails in committee

Bill to regulate dairy air emissions dies A bill that would have imposed new air emissions regulations on Oregon dairies failed in the Legislature on Monday. Senate Bill 197 would have required the Department of Environmental Quality to implement rules that reduce pollutants like ammonia and methanol from dairies, based on recommendations a state task […]
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Crowd complains of waste fertilizer at hearing

The mood was tense at a public hearing Wednesday night in Roseburg, where people voiced their concerns about processed human waste fertilizing farm fields near their homes. About 50 people crowded into the Ford Community Room at the Douglas County Library Roseburg branch for the hearing hosted by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Source: […]
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DEQ to sponsor hazardous waste collection

A household hazardous waste collection will be held Saturday, April 22 in Hermiston. DEQ to sponsor hazardous waste collection in Hermiston Local residents can get rid of household hazardous waste during a free collection Saturday, April 22, at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, 1705 E. Airport Road in Hermiston. Source: DEQ to sponsor […]
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Pesticide surprise

Kora Mousseaux dips a glass jar into Larson Creek in search of the residue of spring gardening and roadside weed-removal efforts. She’s collecting water from Bear Creek Basin tributaries that flow by orchards, vineyards, forests and Interstate 5, looking for an assortment of chemical killers local residents apply on everything from dandelions to blackberries. “We’re trying […]
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DEQ to sponsor hazardous waste collection in Hermiston

A household hazardous waste collection will be held Saturday, April 22 in Hermiston. Local residents can get rid of household hazardous waste during a free collection Saturday, April 22 at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, 1705 E. Airport Road in Hermiston. Source: DEQ to sponsor hazardous waste collection in Hermiston – Local News […]
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Editorial: Let’s get hard data on air for Lebanon

We can’t guess how the legal battle between Entek International in Lebanon and the state of Oregon will play out. But we can say what we think should happen next: Entek and the state should reach an agreement to place air monitors near the company’s manufacturing plant in Lebanon, so we can get some hard […]
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DEQ communications order remains in place for now

A temporary order barring the Department of Environmental Quality and other state agencies from initiating a communications plan about air monitoring near the Entek International plant in Lebanon will remain in place a while longer, Linn County Circuit Court Judge Carol Bispham said Wednesday. Judge Thomas McHill approved the temporary injunction Friday, after Entek attorneys […]
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Entek, state clash in court over restraining order

A Linn County judge considering whether to continue a restraining order against the state Department of Environmental Quality will resume hearing arguments and testimony on Wednesday, in a case involving the Lebanon-based manufacturer Entek International. Source: Entek, state clash in court over restraining order | News | democratherald.com