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Trump didn’t just attack California’s air quality

He went after Oregon, 13 other states and D.C.’s authority to demand Clean Car Standards; Oregonian leadership more important than ever PORTLAND ––  President Donald Trump and the Environmental Protection Agen
September 19, 2019, 12:35 am


Understanding air quality through community-based art

Air pollution is “almost like an invisible beast,” says Daniel Granias, an
April 29, 2019, 5:31 pm


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


Air quality action in Salem

2018 may go down in history as a hallmark year for climate action, but it’s not the only excitement in the air. In fact, the air itself is an exciting topic. Oregon legislators are considering ways to control diesel pollution and toxic air pollution from industry. In case you missed it, here are highlights from hearings in Salem this month: Antonio and Cassie, both high school students in Salem, testified about their concerns over diesel pollution and support for
February 16, 2018, 11:34 pm


Hazy Skies & Air Quality Warnings

Guest blog by Katie Young, Program Intern at OEC
March 7, 2017, 7:23 pm


Citizen science for air quality

With binders, pens
September 20, 2016, 7:41 pm


Where Water Quality and Quantity Intersect

Guest Post by Steve Siegel It is a hot summer day and you are off to your favorite swimming hole, joyfully anticipating your first leap into its crystal clear, refreshing water, followed by the magnificent shake of your body as you surface, spraying water in every direction. You can hardly wait, recklessly racing your dog to the water. You arrive to find a pool of brownish, greenish, stagnant water, barely knee deep. Skidding to a halt, you no longer want to even dip your
August 17, 2016, 9:50 pm


Oregon Health Authority Wrestles With Commitment to Transparency

At the most recent meeting of
October 10, 2019, 8:33 pm


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 exhau
February 7, 2019, 10:00 pm


3 Replies to "Health First for Air Quality"

  • Frank Peters
    April 26, 2016 (12:18 am)

    Nice infographic

  • Katharine Salzmann
    April 26, 2016 (3:43 pm)

    I love how clearly organized your website is.

    I am disturbed by recent and increasing attempts to bill natural gas as a clean fuel: gas that is fracked out of the ground using tons of unnamed (and exactly how necessary?) chemicals that remain to pollute water tables and soil. Not to mention the earthquake data associated with fracking. When sources of energy known to be toxic or to generate toxic byproducts start having the word “clean” attached to them, I get very alarmed.

  • Yan
    May 19, 2016 (6:20 pm)

    I really feel anger toward this big problem and life threatening issue in Portland. I did many research and gave policy report to Neiborhood for Clean Air when I was in graduate school. This was back to 2013. Back then, no one even listen or care about the issue. Now, I wittnessed all bad happening to community , to personal life. Because just today, one of our friend just announced she got breast cancer with aggressive type. I need to mention her son is also having asthma. Obviously, probably she and her family even never thought of the source of all problem causing from is the big evirnmental pollution. So, now, I hope Governor will take serious action towards various polluters. Please save Oregonian’s LIVES!

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