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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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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Public hearing to ditch dirty diesel in Oregon

Last month, health & science experts shared the troubling news on what diesel pollution does to Oregon’s health. Now our leaders want to hear from you: real Oregonians facing a very real health hazard. Tell Oregon legislators it’s time to ditch dirty diesel: Join us and other clean air champions for a
March 6, 2017, 5:43 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 Oregon
February 2, 2017, 7:43 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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Timber Jim Calls for Diesel Cleanup

Guest Blog by Jim Serrill
July 19, 2016, 7:03 pm
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Why we need to clean up diesel: asthma

Registered nurse Helen Rodman and her team at the Multnomah County Healthy Homes Asthma Program work with low-income families to help them manage childhood asthma. They have a kit of practical tools to reduce asthma triggers in the home: mold and dust mites, pests and harsh cleaning chemicals. But when it comes to outdoor air pollution like diesel exhaust, they don’t have a tool to fix that problem. “I can tell you that the people I
June 21, 2016, 2:53 pm
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