air quality

DEQ emissions reduction plan

DEQ submits emission reduction plan to Governor’s Office (Herald and News, 5/20/20)

Oregon proposes omitting power plants from ‘cap and reduce’ plan to meet GHG target (Utility Dive, 5/20/20)

Program options to cap and reduce greenhouse gas emissions [PDF] (2020) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Outdoor burning and COVID-19

State agencies ask all Oregonians to stop outdoor burning (Portland Tribune, 4/18/2020)

Oregon Department of Forestry asking the public to voluntarily stop burning (KTVL, 4/17/2020)

Oregon outdoor burning guide (2019) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Outdoor debris burning (2019) Oregon Department of Forestry

New DEQ air quality monitors

DEQ adding new, cheaper air quality sensors around state (KTVZ, 12/5/2019)

Oregon DEQ Unveils New Air Quality ‘SensORs’ (Corvallis Advocate, 12/8/2019)

Location selection and rationale for the 30 new particulate monitoring sites (2019) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Wildfire smoke trends and associated health risks : Bend, Klamath Falls, Medford and Portland – 1985 to 2018 (2019) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Wildfire smoke health effects

What are the long-term health effects from wildfire smoke? Oregon doctors say it’s something they’re still learning about (Oregonian, 7/22/2019)

Wildfire smoke and your health (2014) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Wildfire smoke trends and associated health risks: Bend, Klamath Falls, Medford and Portland – 1985 to 2018 (2019) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division

Prescribed burns and smoke

Change To Oregon Smoke Rules Seeing Early Results For Prescribed Burns (OPB, 6/19/2019)

Prescribed fire policy barriers and opportunities : a diversity of challenges and strategies across the west (2018) University of Oregon

Oregon smoke management annual report (annual) Oregon Department of Forestry

Past scandals: Portland air quality

Sex, gangsters, police corruption: Scandals reveal stunning twists, turns in Oregon political history (Oregonian, 6/5/2019)

Neighborhood cancer rate evaluation, elevated environmental heavy metal levels, SE and north Portland, Multnomah County, OR (2016) Oregon Health Authority

Update on air toxics at glass facilities in Portland : questions and answers (2016) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Public health assessment : Uroboros Glass manufacturing site, 2139 N Kerby Aveunue, Portland, Oregon 97227 (2018) Oregon Health Authority