The EPA has yet to declare an “endangerment finding” for leaded aviation fuel, meaning it hasn’t said whether aircraft emissions are endangering public health or welfare.
Air | Environment | Land | Water | NewsStatesman Journal | Jan. 26, 2015 1:12 p.m. | Salem, Oregon
The quantity of toxic chemicals released to Oregon's air, land and water decreased by 18 percent in 2013, according to new data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
An air quality advisory is in effect through Sunday for most of Oregon due to cold temperatures and stagnation.
Air | Climate change | Politics | NewsOPB | Nov. 12, 2014 2:56 p.m.
President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping just announced new goals to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The deal has been called "historic." But critics say it will hurt the U.S. economy.
Fire season is over but Central Oregon residents may still see more smoke in the air this fall. Deschutes County Commissioners are pushing to increase the number of controlled burns in the area.
Deschutes County has asked the state to consider increasing the amount of smoke allowed in the air during prescribed fire burns.
Air quality continues to deteriorate in parts of central and southern Oregon as the wildfires blaze.