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.
Conservationists allege that since the installation of a water mixing device, Portland General Electric has violated state water quality standards more than 1,200 times.
News | Air | Business | Environment | local | 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.
News | Water | Environment | localThe Coos Bay World | July 11, 2016 8:28 a.m. | Coos Bay, Oregon
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on Thursday announced that it has fined the City of Coos Bay $8,000 as a result of a Jan. 13 sludge overflow.
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Director Dick Pedersen is stepping down effective mid-March, Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday.
News | Water | Environment | localAP | June 23, 2015 1:08 p.m. | Medford, Oregon
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined the Medford Water Commission $25,000 because it discharged 1.65 million gallons of chlorinated wastewater into Lone Pine Creek.
News | Water | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | May 20, 2015 11:51 a.m.
Hundreds of Oregon industrial facilities are now facing tighter restrictions on their stormwater pollution.
Neighbors of a Daimler Truck manufacturing facility on Swan Island say the plant is putting out noxious odors that are making them sick.
Sustainability | Water | Air | Environment | EcotropeEcotrope | July 5, 2012 3:24 a.m.
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.
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 ...
When the poor air quality around Northwest Portland schools made national headlines in 2009, the complaint department at the ESCO reached its limit.
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.
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.
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 ...
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality just announced a series of public hearings on new water quality standards that are designed to reduce toxics in the fish we eat from Oregon streams and lakes. The state agency has been working with the Environmental Protection Agency to design the right water pollution limits for the amount of fish Oregonians eat. In June ...