• Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
    • Oregon DEQ is the state agency charged with implementing environmental laws including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) (sometimes referred to as Superfund).
  • Oregon DEQ Facility Locator
    • Find facilities in your area
  • Portland Air Toxics Solution Project
    • The Portland Air Toxics Solution (PATS) was DEQ’s attempt to address air toxics in the Portland Metro area. While no regulations came out of the decade long process, the PATS does show clearly that we have a problem with air toxics in Portland.
  • The Smokestack Effect
    • The Smokestack Effect is a study conducted jointly between researched at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Maryland. Using data from the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), the researches estimated the impact of industrial emissions on schools around the United States. In Oregon, 116 schools ranked in the bottom 10%. In Portland, many schools were in the bottom 5% and no school was better than the bottom 30%.