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Oregon To Replace 450 Old Diesel School Buses

The state of Oregon will pay to replace 450 old diesel school buses using some of the $72.9 million dollars it expects to receive through the Volkswagen emissions cheating court settlement.

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Portland Scientists To Study Local Threat From Diesel Exhaust

Researchers from Portland State University and Reed College will study local diesel exhaust emissions with the aim of identifying neighborhoods most vulnerable to the air pollutant.

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For Farmworkers' Kids, Country Air Means Dust, Pesticides And Asthma

The children of the people who grow our food are especially vulnerable to severe asthma attacks. Now, researchers are trying a new approach to solving the problem.

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4 Oregon Metro Areas Among Nation's Worst For Air Pollution

Four Oregon metro areas are among the 50 worst nationwide for air pollution spikes, a new report from American Lung Association finds.

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Oregon Lawmakers Hear Opposing Views On Cap And Trade Bill

Oregon lawmakers held a joint committee hearing Monday on a bill that would create a cap and trade program to reduce the state’s carbon emissions.

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Human Health Put At Risk In Oregon By Air Pollution Permit Backlog: Audit

A backlog of outdated air pollution permits is endangering public health and frustrating business owners, according to a new report.

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Judge Strikes Down Parts Of Gov. Inslee's Clean Air Rule

Gov. Jay Inslee’s attempt to lower Washington’s greenhouse gas emissions has suffered a setback:  A judge's ruling that the state can't implement parts of his signature Clean Air Rule.

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5 Most Important Environmental Issues Of 2017

From Paris to the White House to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest, the environment was big news in 2017. 

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Health Report Due This Month Delayed As Bullseye Glass Launches Federal Case

A key health report on air quality near Bullseye Glass has pushed back to 2018 as the company launches a federal case against the state.

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Portlanders Weigh In On Oregon's New Air Pollution Rules

At a hearing in Portland Wednesday, Oregon environmental regulators took questions and comments on the new statewide air pollution rules they’re proposing.