3 results for tag: Bullseye

We Did It

On Thursday September 29th, the DEQ's rulemaking body, the Environmental Quality Commission, voted to adopt the Permanent Rules for Colored Art Glass Manufacturers. WE DID THIS, YOU GUYS! We made this happen! I feel so proud of what we have accomplished and grateful to everyone who worked so hard on this. Our many hours of volunteer, grassroots work has paid off: asking a million questions, researching the science, talking with our neighbors, canvassing, working with other air groups, organizing events, attending and speaking out at countless meetings, researching, lobbying and forging relationships at the Department of Environmental ...

EQC adopts Permanent Rules for Colored Art Glass Manufacturers

It was a little too exciting this morning as the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission took up proposed Permanent Rules for Colored Art Glass Manufacturers. You could hear a pin drop as Commissioner Rider repeatedly interrupted the staff presentation; long-term followers will remember – she was the sole vote against the Temporary Rules that, prior to today's action, were set to expire on October 18th. But in the end the rules were adopted with only Rider dissenting. Will they become the new national standard for regulating glass companies? It's been a long and thorough review process that is bound to attract the attention of other states as ...

DEQ: Bullseye meets deadline

SE Portland residents may have cause for optimism this morning as the DEQ announces progress at Bullseye Glass: The DEQ announcement confirmed residents' worst fears though, Arguably, of all the unfiltered chemicals Bullseye has emitted, hexavalent chromium is the most dangerous to human health. Coincidentally, it was hexavalent chromium that propelled Erin Brockovich to fame in 2000; her April visit encouraged local activists. See the DEQ news alert, Bullseye Glass Co. cleans exhaust stacks, completes installation of additional baghouse controls.