DEQ's mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, land and water.
End of an era: Boardman, Oregon's last coal-fired power plant, shuts down (KTVZ)
To expedite wildfire cleanup, state loosens DEQ ash, debris rules (The Register-Guard)
Rain could wash toxins into Bear Creek (KDRV)
Pacific NW states ponder paper and packaging EPR (Resource Recycling)
Air quality advisory issued for southern, central Oregon due to wildfire smoke (Oregonlive.com)
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality monitors air quality and issues advisories when wildfire smoke degrades air. DEQ also regulates land and water in the cleaning up and rebuilding that may follow a wildfire.
People across Oregon have been suffering the impacts from unprecedented wildfires throughout our state and region and I want to acknowledge the tremendous losses that have been suffered by our fellow citizens. Up and down the West Coast, the destruction from these fires is heartbreaking.