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Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission denied a petition Wednesday that would have regulated non-road diesel emissions as multiple programs are already working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Thousands of people from around the world flock to the Oregon Coast to go whale watching each year, as nearly 25,000 gray whales migrate north along the coast toward Alaska. But now, Oregon State Parks have asked volunteers to stay home to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
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As a bill to phase out the pesticide chlorpyrifos fails to make it through the short session, an Oregon Department of Agriculture workgroup will resume consideration of possible limits on its use.
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Heavy rain and melting snowpack have turned creeks into torrents, forcing the evacuations of communities and livestock across both Oregon and Washington.
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Milwaukie has become the first city in Oregon to declare a climate emergency. Its resolution calls for more rapid action on reducing carbon and for the city to become carbon neutral by 2045.
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Residents in Hood River can safely drink water again. The City of Hood River lifted its boil water advisory at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday after a water main leak had affected downtown residents and businesses since Sunday evening.
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After federal and state lawmakers failed to ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos, Oregon’s Department of Agriculture has its own advisory committee to consider the options.