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Dec. 03, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

New Group Opposes Oregon's Clean Fuels Plan

More than a dozen fuel users groups and business organizations are uniting to oppose new rules for cleaner fuels in Oregon. Continue reading →

Filed under: Transportation, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Clean Fuels


Nov. 08, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Neighbors Press Daimler Plant To Reduce Air Pollution In North Portland

Neighbors of a Daimler Truck manufacturing facility on Swan Island say the plant is putting out noxious odors that are making them sick. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Good Neighbor Agreement, Daimler Trucks


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


May 30, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

In Portland: More Maps Of Toxic Air Pollutants

I was on Think Out Loud yesterday talking about the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's report on toxic air pollutants in the Portland metro area. As I wrote on the blog last week, most of the toxins DEQ has mapped are coming from everyday sources: Our cars, trucks, lawn mowers, construction equipment and wood stoves. Metal foundries were the main industrial sources of these toxins, and their emissions of toxic metals tend to stay close to the neighborhood. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Air pollution, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality


May 25, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Mapping Portland’s Everyday Air Toxics

Will Portland's air be safe to breathe in 2017? Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Air pollution, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality


March 06, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Obama: Medford Has The Right Idea

At Friday's White House Conference on Conservation, President Barack Obama tipped his hat to Medford’s new thermal trading program, which he held up as an example of a win-win for business and the environment. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Barack Obama, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Thermal Trading


Nov. 30, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Portland's DIY model for reducing air pollution

When the poor air quality around Northwest Portland schools made national headlines in 2009, the complaint department at the ESCO reached its limit. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Pollution


July 13, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

The impacts of bottles vs. cans: Further analysis

I wanted to respond to Eliesparrow's questions about the impacts of recycling bottles and cans with some additional information that I got from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's packaging expert and waste prevention specialist David Allaway. Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Bottles vs Cans, Life-cycle analysis, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Recycling


Feb. 16, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

What good is a DEQ standard that can't be met?

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is proposing the nation's most stringent water quality standards to reduce toxics in the fish we eat from Oregon streams and lakes. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Toxics in fish


Jan. 26, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

New rules permit recycling kitchen and bathwater

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is responding to a 2009 law with a new permit that will allow people to reuse kitchen and bathwater for irrigation. The state's limited water resources have spurred public interest in using "graywater" as a water source. Graywater can include wastewater from sinks, showers, baths and laundries, but does not include toilet or garbage waste or wastewater contaminated by dirty diapers. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality



About Ecotrope

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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