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Oregon And Washington Join Multi-State Lawsuit Over Federal Fuel Emissions Rollback

Oregon and Washington have joined 26 states and cities in suing the Trump administration over a new rule that weakens emission standards for cars and trucks.

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Study: More People Of Color Live Near Portland’s Biggest Air Polluters

New research shows people of color are more likely to live near Portland’s biggest sources of industrial air pollution. That raises new concerns as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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Portland Air Pollution Drops Along With I-5 Traffic

The Portland metro area is seeing dramatic reductions in highway traffic and traffic-related air pollution as the coronavirus pandemic keeps people off the roads.

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With Oregon Republicans Ready To Walk Out, Gov. Brown Tries To Bargain

GOP state senators could flee the Capitol next week to block a climate bill. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has been trying to keep them in the building. 

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Portland Is Getting 6 New Air Pollution Testing Stations Near Bullseye Glass

A $1 million court-ordered air pollution monitoring program is kicking into gear this month near the Bullseye Glass facility in southeast Portland. 

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Oregon DEQ Data Shows Pollution From Woodstoves Is On A Wildfire’s Scale

New data from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality shows woodstoves and chimneys emit particulate pollution at levels similar to a wildfire.

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Nearly 2 Dozen Oregon Groups Seek New Pollution Rules On Toxic Diesel Emissions

A coalition of 21 organizations is petitioning Oregon policymakers to consider establishing a cap on toxic diesel emissions from non-road sources.

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Oregon Department Of Environmental Quality Develops New Low Cost Air Quality Monitor

Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality developed a new low cost sensor saving them thousands of dollars and allowing them to nearly double the amount of air quality monitors next year.

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Wood-Burning Advisory In Place For Much Of Oregon, SW Washington

An air quality advisory has been issued in Northwest and Central Oregon and Southwest Washington due to stagnate air conditions trapping woodsmoke in the air. 

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Regulators Maintain Jordan Cove Environmental Impacts Are 'Less Than Significant'

Federal regulators release final environmental impact document for the Jordan Cove LNG project.