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Oregon. There’s a lot to protect.

Our mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land and water.

Scroll down for the latest environmental news from DEQ.

Women on the Move at DEQ

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, Oregon DEQ wants to honor and celebrate the many women in our agency, who work tirelessly to restore, maintain and enhance our state’s air, land and water. 

Old mines pose many dangers

Why DEQ and EPA restricted access to the old Opalite mercury mine.

DEQ Laboratory releases Willamette River Basin Water Toxics Summary

This report combines water, sediment and tissue sampling results from DEQ’s Toxics Monitoring Program in the Willamette River Basin from 2008 to 2010 and 2016.

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DEQ Newsroom

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DEQ Meeting Calendar

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DEQ Air Quality Index

Check your local air quality.