Have you wondered where the carbon-reduction proposals discussed in the Oregon Legislature originate? While policy details can be traced to a variety of origins, many of the conceptual underpinnings of Oregon carbon policy appear to come from the Western Climate Initiative (WCI).
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.