Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is promising “sweeping change” from the new state air pollution rule-making process now underway.
Richard Whitman is Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's natural resource policy director. But soon he will become the interim director of the troubled Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
While health officials are working to reduce exposure after waves of concern about lead in drinking water and industrial emissions, many say the lack of protections for home demolitions are a gap in regulations.
NW Life | local | Environment | Air | News | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemOPB/EarthFix | Sept. 8, 2016 5:53 p.m.
Southeast Portland air near a manufacturing plant run by Precision Castparts is polluted with unhealthy levels of the heavy metals nickel, hexavalent chromium and arsenic, according to the latest batch of air monitoring data.
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The park is increasing by 400 acres along its western boundary, thanks to a donation by the conservation group The Trust for Public Land. The land includes a grassy meadow and wetlands.
local | Environment | Business | Air | News | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemPamplin Media Group | July 13, 2016 7:52 a.m. | Portland
Six residents of Southeast Portland have filed two separate class-action lawsuits against Precision Castparts Corp., alleging that its toxic air emissions have harmed their health and decreased property values.
Clean air advocates are calling on the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to stop renewing air pollution permits until new rules are in place.