Tag Archives: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

C. Oregon water, sewer projects get $72 million in EPA loans

Several major Central Oregon water and sewer projects will receive a total of $72 million in federal EPA loans, announced Monday Source: C. Oregon water, sewer projects get $72 million in EPA loans – KTVZ

EPA Rejects Plan To Reduce Mercury Pollution In The Willamette Basin

The Environmental Protection Agency rejected the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s plan to reduce mercury in the Willamette Basin for not meeting the Clean Water Act and EPA Standards. Source: EPA Rejects Plan To Reduce Mercury Pollution In The Willamette Basin

Idaho utility set to dismiss lawsuit against EPA over dams

An Idaho utility will dismiss its lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because it has now approved allowing warmer water temperatures in an area where federally protected fall chinook salmon reproduce. Idaho Power in documents filed earlier this week in U.S. District Court says the EPA has approved allowing the warmer temperatures in the […]
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HUD reacts to Oregonian investigation: Radon has ‘not received the attention’ HUD encouraged

The agency, citing The Oregonian/OregonLive’s investigation, sent out a “reminder” to housing authorities nationwide. Source: HUD reacts to Oregonian investigation: Radon has ‘not received the attention’ HUD encouraged

Oregon DEQ Proposes A New Plan To Reduce Mercury Pollution

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality proposes a new pollution standards for reducing mercury contamination in the Willamette Basin. The Total Maximum Daily Load — or TMDL plan — limits the amount of mercury pollution that can be present in all 12 sub-basins of the Willamette basin. Source: Oregon DEQ Proposes A New Plan To […]
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California, 22 Other States Sue Trump Administration Over Emissions Standards

State Library Ed. Note: Oregon is among the states involved in the lawsuit. Just two days after the Trump administration revoked California’s right to set its own emissions standards for automobiles, the state has fired back. California, 22 other states and several major cities filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday against the National Highway […]
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Eugene pesticides nonprofit gets EPA grant for local farm worker assessment

A Eugene-based pesticide alternatives nonprofit says it will use a federal grant to identify issues in local farming communities. Source: Eugene pesticides nonprofit gets EPA grant for local farm worker assessment – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

‘RED’ advisory barring visible smoke from chimneys extended in Eugene/Springfield

EUGENE, Ore. – The RED home wood heating advisory issued Monday for Eugene and Springfield has been extended until at least 4 p. m. Wednesday. Conditions have improved in Oakridge, where the RED advisory will expire at 4 p. m. and be replaced with a YELLOW advisory urging caution. Source: ‘RED’ advisory barring visible smoke […]
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EPA rethinks pesticide ‘exclusion zones’

Pesticides could be sprayed within 100 feet of passersby under a proposed federal rule that responds to complaints by farm groups but would conflict with Washington and Oregon’s current regulations. The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to redefine “application exclusion zone” — the area off-limits to anyone not spraying the pesticides. The EPA planned […]
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Former Union Pacific plant officer who allowed gallons of oil to seep into Willamette River gets probation

“I’m appalled that this happened on my watch,’’ Robert LaRue Webb II, 58, told a federal judge Monday. “I sincerely apologize to the court and to the citizens of Oregon.’’ Source: Former Union Pacific plant officer who allowed gallons of oil to seep into Willamette River gets probation – oregonlive.com