Cleaner Air Oregon

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Thanks to all who attended the Aug. 1st hearing in Eugene!

Please visit the DEQ web site and testify for clean airThis is the FINAL public comment period for Cleaner Air Oregon rule making.

Read the Talking Points (PDF)

Deadline for all comments is August 6th, 2018.

The DEQ is asking for testimony on the important “rubber meets the road” rules for Cleaner Air Oregon! This is your chance to make sure you and your loved ones have clean air to breathe and that polluters are held accountable for the pollution they put into the public’s common air shed.

Recent example of our work
Beyond Toxics filed a complaint about Rosboro’s toxic plume with the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency and is awaiting their answer on whether our air quality laws are strong enough to stop industrial polluters from contaminating a community’s air.

Black, opaque pollution pouring out of the smokestacks at Rosboro Lumber Mill just off Main St. and next to a community sporting facility. Cleaner Air Oregon will prevent situations like this from happening.

Please take action! If we speak out now, while we have the chance during this public comment period, and demand the strongest air quality laws, Oregon can finally get out of the vice-like grip of industrial lobbyists who have long prevented our state agencies efforts to protect our lungs.

Please draw from our talking points in your testimony!

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IN THE NEWS: Eugene Weekly: Clearing the Air: There’s more to Eugene’s air pollution ranking than meets the eye

Beyond Toxics works on air quality both to make sure you are breathing clean air in Your neighborhood and to improve air laws at the state policy level.

BACKGROUND blogs/editorials:

Read “Frontline Communities Need Air Data” a blog by Lisa Arkin

Also: “Regulating air for community health – a new concept in Oregon?” and

Oregonian editorial: “Oregon needs local toxics-reporting laws” by Mary O’Brien and Lisa Arkin


Beyond Toxics urges you to support health-based air quality regulations. It is critical that the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) hears from YOU now! Why? We’ve learned industry is pulling out all their tricks to kill the Cleaner Air Oregon initiative, including suing Governor Brown and the DEQ! Polluters want to deprive Oregon of the chance to modernize our air quality laws. Together, we must step up for a healthy environment.

Speak up for Oregon’s air quality!
The deadline for submission of comments has passed.
Thank you for your involvement!

Cleaner Air Oregon Fact Sheet (core talking points)
Need succinct arguments for your input? Read Lisa Arkin’s latest letter to the editor on the subject, “Oregon’s air-quality rules weak.”


Questions?

Joe Westersund: westersund.joe@deq.state.or.us | 503-229-6403
or
Keith Johnson: johnson.keith@deq.state.or.us | 503-229-6431


Join Beyond Toxics and a coalition of clean air advocacy groups in sharing a vision for clean, healthy air in our communities.

MORE:
Cleaner Air Oregon government website


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