The ships come and go, but the plan – equipment and people – are always here and prepared to respond. — Elizabeth Wainwright, MFSA Director Ships from around the world carry oil into Oregon. In the unlikely event of a spill, DEQ is helping ensure the state is prepared to respond. Recently, I had aContinue reading “Spill drills and current busters”
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is awarding nearly $600,000 in grants to 17 organizations around the state to promote reduction, reuse and recycling of consumer materials. These annual grants, provided by DEQ’s Materials Management program, boost projects that benefit Oregon’s environment and share best practices.
Businesses and governments looking to reduce their carbon footprint are turning to an unlikely source: concrete.
DEQ’s online air quality permit database provides Oregonians with easier access to permit documents.
DEQ, Washington State Department of Ecology and the Confederated Tribes of the Yakama Nation submitted a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requesting that EPA place Bradford Island on the National Priorities List.
On Oct. 21, 2019, Gov. Kate Brown sent a letter to the Acting Administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency detailing opposition to proposed changes to section 401 of the Clean Water Act. Section 401 gives the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and tribes the authority to issue water quality certifications for projects that require aContinue reading “DEQ opposes rollbacks of Clean Water Act regulations”
DEQ released its most comprehensive evaluation yet of the health of Oregon’s rivers, stream, lakes and other waters.