Environment | News | local | Politics | WaterPamplin Media Group | July 20, 2017 7:46 a.m. | Portland
It is not yet clear how much the city will ultimately pay for the project. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has estimated cleanup costs at $1.2 billion.
The effects of pollution and climate change don’t affect us all equally. Those hit hardest often belong to communities of color and are cash poor.
Agriculture | News | local | EnvironmentEast Oregonian | June 27, 2017 9:50 a.m.
Oregon regulators will not suspend operations at a controversial new mega-dairy near Boardman. Environmental and animal rights groups had urged a shutdown.
Four months after a disastrous wastewater spill in Puget Sound, water quality levels are normal.
Agriculture | News | local | EnvironmentNWPR/EarthFix | April 11, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Boardman, Oregon
Mega-dairies are finding themselves in conflict with neighbors and environmentalists because of their contributions to air pollution.
Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | Water | localStatesman Journal | Feb. 7, 2017 7:42 a.m. | Salem, Oregon
The release, which began at 5:18 a.m. Sunday and was continuing Monday evening, is necessary because heavy rains have overwhelmed the city’s Willow Lake treatment plant, city spokesman Mike Gotterba said.
Business | Air | local | News | Environment | 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.
Arts | Air | local | News | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemOPB | May 21, 2016 2:07 a.m. | Portland
Bullseye, a Portland art glass maker, responded to the state environmental agency's cease-and-desist order after an accusation that the company emitted dangerous levels of lead.
World | News | local | Environment | Technology | Nation | The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic WasteOPB | May 9, 2016 12:15 a.m.
Here's what happened when two EarthFix producers decided to follow the trail of electronic waste in its afterlife. The quest took them to rural outposts outside of Hong Kong.
The Portland company Precision Castparts has been under scrutiny for pollution. It says its spending $17 million on new environmental controls, but one upgrade is the result of a settlement.
Portland State University, the city of Portland and Multnomah County announced plans Wednesday to spend $125,000 on a two-year study of the city’s toxic air pollution.
The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission voted 4-1 Thursday to approve new air pollution restrictions for colored glassmakers statewide.
The national air health group has repeatedly dinged the county for the periodic short-term rises in particulate air pollution, caused by woodstoves or forest fires.
Environment | Air | NewsOPB/EarthFix | April 19, 2016 1:31 p.m.
Neighbors of the Daimler Trucks manufacturing plant on Swan Island protested the opening of the company's new corporate headquarters in Portland Tuesday.
With the concern about heavy metals in Portland’s air, another risk is pricking the minds of those sporting tattoos: do they contain heavy metals?
Bullseye Glass has announced it plans to resume using cadmium in its glassmaking operation now that the company has installed a pollution control device to reduce harmful emissions.