2 results for month: 08/2016


EQC Meets to discuss Director Recruitment

All the current candidates are impressive, but the EQC feels it must use professional search to find the next DEQ Director. Listen to the conference call. Download the agenda.

Should I stay or should I go?

Full of contradictory emotions while getting my daughter ready to go to a school filled with asbestos, lead, not yet earthquake proof, and a current construction site. Her high school sits on land across the street from Bullseye Glass, a polluter that has spewed unregulated (by my definition) toxic emissions for 46 years, including off the charts hexavalent chromium, cadmium, arsenic, and lead. We live half a mile from Bullseye. And my daughter’s schools, both primary and secondary, have been even closer. This is the air she has breathed her entire life. Industry abounds in SE Portland and is issued permits by DEQ to pollute and poison, so it's all ...