Justin Green, the Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Water Quality Division Administrator, addressed the group on the division’s priorities and progress toward reducing the significant backlog in renewing water permits.
As legislators continue working toward carbon-reduction legislation for the 2018 Session, the Governor’s Carbon Policy Office recently took an important step toward including the most-affected businesses in the discussion.
A public comment period has opened on the latest Cleaner Air Oregon draft rules for industrial emissions. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) previously accepted public comments in 2017.
As representatives of Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) and other Oregon Business Plan partners toured the state this summer, the goal was to raise awareness of Oregon’s fiscal crisis and to lay a foundation for legislative action in 2019.