Decades of diesel

Oregon’s path to clearing the air of diesel pollution is a long one, but 2019 is the year to get serious about solutions. Check out our timeline for the policies—and missed deadlines—that have led us to this moment of change.

 

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Diesel pollution and health

Diesel exhaust is costing Oregon billions of dollars each year in health care costs, lost lives and missed work and school. “In pediatrics, we want to prevent kids from getting sick. We are asking parents to take individual action. But there’s nothing we can do to get them to prevent exposing their kids to air pollution. It’s only good public policy that can help protect kids in that way.” — Dr. Paul Lewis, MD, MPH; Tri-County Health Officer Diesel exhaust consists of
February 7, 2019, 10:00 pm
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Diesel and air quality

Why do we need to act now to reduce diesel pollution from heavy-duty engines? Because it’s not only one of Oregon’s biggest air quality problems—it contributes to all of them.  According to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s 2017 Air Quality annual report, Oregon’s “air pollutants of greatest concern” are:
February 7, 2019, 8:19 pm
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2019: Time to clean up diesel

2019 is the time to invest in a cleaner, healthier future for all Oregonians Diesel
February 7, 2019, 7:43 pm
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New report: Oregon fails on diesel

This month, Oregon’s cross-agency team of experts made it very clear: None of our current efforts to reduce diesel pollution have worked, or will work, to meet our state’s goals for protecting human and environmental health. “Diesel emissions impacts to human health and the environment are not being adequately addressed by the DEQ [Department of Environmental Quality] or through Toxics Reduction Strategy planning.” This matter-of-fact statement, and details about Orego
January 30, 2019, 6:21 pm
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Salem Diesel Awareness Project

November 14, 2018, 11:38 pm
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TriMet moves to buy electric buses, diesel free by 2040

Today, the TriMet Board of Directors unanimously adopted a resolution to begin buying electric buses and to be completely diesel-free by 2040. We applaud TriMet for committing to transform its dirty diesel fleet to a modern electric fleet that greatly reduces life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions, eliminates air pollution at the tailpipe, and saves the agency money.

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Diesel and Social Justice

Excerpt from OEC’s Report, The Dirt on Diesel, May 2016. A 2011 study of Portland air toxics, using models and data from ve air monitors placed in 2005, found that the entire Portland metro area experiences diesel pollution above the state’s health b
May 17, 2017, 9:32 pm
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Videos: Why Oregon should ditch dirty diesel

 At a hearing before the Oregon state Senate Environment and Natural Resources committee in 2017, Dr. Perry Hystad, Epidemiologist, OSU, describes the emerging science that suggests a link between dementia and people who live near major sources of diesel pollution.
March 14, 2017, 11:37 pm
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Diesel Snapshots & Oregon’s Benchmarks

More than 30 neighbors from Portland’s Lents community gathered this week to hear how diesel pollution impacts their lives.
January 26, 2017, 8:24 pm
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Diesel in Our Air: Lents Community Air Sampling Project

How do people in Lents experience air pollution as they play soccer, wait for the bus,  or simply live near high-traffic routes and industrial sites where diesel engines are used? To better understand diesel pollution in our daily lives, Lents neighbors worked to locate, observe and sample the tiny particles of black carbon in the air.
January 11, 2017, 11:46 pm
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