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Grabbing the tiger by the tail

The Willamette Week beat us to the announcement that Nicholas Caleb, who has been the staff attorney at Neighbors for Clean Air since last March, will be leaving.  In fact, today is his last day. The board and other staff members are very grateful to Nick for his work this past year.  He stepped into… Read more »

Workshop: Putting Environmental Justice in the Fight for Clean Air

On March 15, 2017 Neighbors for Clean Air partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to host a day-long workshop helping clean air partners  — community members, non-profit groups, and government agencies — work together to prioritize environmental justice in our clean air work, with a special focus on including the voices of those… Read more »

GOOD NEWS: Community Groups Win Court Deadlines For Stronger Air Toxics Protections

On March 13, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) must finally address the need for stronger air toxics protections across the country.  Judge Tanya S. Chutkan found that EPA’s delay of many years to issue these rules violated the law and set prompt… Read more »

Webinar for Women’s History Month: Women’s Role in the Fight for Environmental Justice

We are pleased to let you know about this upcoming opportunity from the Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJ IWG) presents: Webinar No. 8: Women’s History Month: Women’s Role in the Fight for Environmental Justice Date: 03/22/2017 Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm Pacific; To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-history-month-womens-role-in-the-fight-for-environmental-justice-tickets-31463559353 Description In honor of Women’s History Month, the… Read more »

Diesel Pollution Bill in Oregon: An Update

We are excited to report that the first public hearing on the diesel pollution reduction bill (SB 1008) went very well! I testified (you can read my testimony here) along with some of our terrific partners who made a strong case for taking swift action to cut diesel engine pollution across Oregon. On the day… Read more »