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July 05, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Q&A: Reducing Toxic Chemicals In Oregon

Kevin Masterson is the toxics coordinator for Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. His main job is to find ways to reduce toxic chemicals in the environment – in air, water and on land.

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Filed under: Air, Sustainability, Water, Environment, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Toxics, Clean Water Act


June 26, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

In Portland: De-Paving The Playground

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Filed under: Sustainability, Water, Clean Water Act, Clean Water: The Next Act, Depave, Stormwater


June 21, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Reforming The Clean Water Act – Without Congress

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Filed under: Water, Clean Water Act, Clean Water: The Next Act


June 08, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Is The Clean Water Act Really Keeping Northwest Waterways Clean?

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Filed under: Water, Clean Water Act, Clean Water: The Next Act


May 31, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Wanted: Your Thoughts On The Clean Water Act

The Clean Water Act is turning 40 this year. To mark the occasion, Ecotrope, EarthFix and InvestigateWest are teaming up to size up the landmark environmental law in a long-term reporting project we're calling Clean Water: The Next Act. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Clean Water Act, Clean Water: The Next Act


July 25, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Kitzhaber on logging roads: Let's ask the Supreme Court

Do logging roads need water pollution permits? Last year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said yes. Last week several members of the Northwest congressional delegation said no. Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Clean Water Act, John Kitzhaber, Logging


July 14, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

NW congressional leaders: Let logging roads be

Remember when the Ninth Circuit Court decided that logging roads were a point-source of pollution? I've been wondering about, though not following the fall-out from, that case. Does this mean every logging road will need a stormwater permit? Well, not if Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) have their way. Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Clean Water Act, Logging


Aug. 03, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Gulf ecosystem, meet oil spill 'echo chamber'

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Filed under: Energy, Water, Clean Water Act, Gulf oil spill



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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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