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Salem, OR—Governor Brown today released the following statement regarding the cleanup of the Portland Harbor:

"We must move forward with the cleanup of the Portland Harbor, but the federal administration's latest direction to the EPA undermines the progress we've made. Such a significant setback could impact Oregon's economy, as well as the long term health of the species and habitats the Willamette River supports. I urge the EPA to honor its commitment to work collaboratively and transparently with the state, city, and all responsible parties that have long worked toward a thorough and cost effective clean up of the Portland Harbor.”

Additionally, the following letters were recently submitted to EPA Region 10 Acting Administrator Michelle Pirzadeh:
Oregon DEQ Letter to EPA
City of Portland Letter to EPA

Attachments

Chris Pair
503-378-5040
chris.pair@oregon.gov
Bryan Hockaday
503-580-7836
bryan.hockaday@oregon.gov
Categories:
Improving Government
Safety
Transparency
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